This Sunday, Celebrate Little Saigon tips a hat to the humble yet iconic cafe sua da, also known as the essential Vietnamese iced coffee.

By Rosin Saez
August 25, 2016

This year, Friends of Little Saigon are hosting a community festival that brings together Vietnamese American culture, food, arts, and entertainment. Celebrate Little Saigon this year tips a hat to the humble yet iconic cafe sua da, also known as Vietnamese iced coffee.

An important tradition that is prevalent in both Vietnamese and Seattle culture, going to a cafe and enjoying a cup of coffee is part of how we socialize, work, and connect with others. Celebrate Little Saigon brings this to life by promoting local businesses who will offer unique twists on the traditional cafe sữa Đá. Hood Famous Bakeshop will have a special cafe sua da cheesecake topped with, of course, condensed milk. Other local sweets purveyor, Macadons, will have a macaron ice cream sandwich made with Vietnamese iced coffee ice cream from Pink’s. Hungry? Local restaurants Tamarind Tree, Pho Bac, Chu Minh Tofu, and more will have Vietnamese bites. Or, save your appetite for the pho and dessert eating contests.

There will also be live performances from nationally recognized Vietnamese American artists, such as Justin Nguyen, Ha Vy, and Nga My. Other activities to enjoy are children’s activities in the family pavilion and, yes for the adults, a beer garden—the best Seattle summer hangout. 

See the Facebook event page for more information.

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