Coffee is brewed with cardamon and sweetened with condensed milk to taste just like the coffee you get in Thai restaurants.
I have to disagree with the last reviewer - this is almost EXACTLY like the Thai coffee that is served in our local restaurants, backed up by my sister-in-law who is Cambodian and made this for us (except we have ours on ice). The only tweak that is needed, I think, to make it more authentic is to probably double the amount of coffee - the coffee should be VERY strong to handle the addition of the milk (and ice, if it's served cold). Thanks, Talia! - 13 Apr 2004 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I am of Thai decent. This was a good attempt. Unfortunately, most Thai places are "Americanized" but you can buy real Thai Coffee in Asian supermarkets or online. You will taste the difference right away. - 06 Nov 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
My family and I didn't like it nor did it remind us of a Thai restaurant Thai coffee. - 16 Jan 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)