I’d been searching for Oliang in the San Francisco Bay Area for a while and although I hadn’t been to Clement St. in San Francisco yet, I had checked most of my regular route down here in the Peninsula. I searched online for “Where to buy Oliang in San Francisco” and also “Where to buy Thai Coffee in San Francisco” to no avail. I did find it at Temple of Thai and even cheaper at Amazon ( Thai Iced Coffee ). Still, I didn’t want to give up as it had become a ‘mission’ for me to find it locally.
If you’re in the same as me, you’ll be happy to hear I found a source for it (as well as authentic Thai Tea mix). I found it at Pacific Market (Yelp link). Price was decent and that they had it was a win for me!
I came right home and experimented with a couple glasses, one for me and one for my wife. It came out so good, I wanted to share it with you so you can try it too.
What you’ll need:
Palm Sugar (you can substitute white)
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Some kind of filter. I didn’t have the ‘tea sock’ style filter so I just pulled my gold filter out of the coffee maker and set it into my pyrex 2 cup and it worked out well.
Optional – Cocktail shaker or some equivilant (if you’re as impatient as I am).
What to do:
Boil 4 kitchen teaspoons of Oliang in 2 cups of water for 5-6 minutes. During the last minute, put in 2 pieces of palm sugar. Stir to dissolve.
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Strain the coffee in your filter. For me, I didn’t have a ‘tea sock’ so I used the gold reusable coffee filter from my coffee maker and just put that in my 2 cup pyrex measuring cup.
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Let cool for a few minutes. If you’re patient you can wait until it reaches ambient temperature.
Then pour into your shaker that’s filled with crushed ice and shake until it’s ice cold. If you are skipping this part and waiting until your coffee is room temperature, use larger glasses filled with ice.
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Add a couple tablespoons of condensed milk in the bottom of your mug or glass.
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On top of that, you will add twice as much evaporated milk. You can use a spoon if you like a layered effect. It will not affect the taste either way.
Add the ice cold coffee, using a spoon if you are layering.
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Serve. Stir & enjoy!
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