Must-try Vietnamese Desserts In Saigon

All Vietnamese love che

Don’t try to ignore your dessert cravings when your sweet tooth is begging to be satisfied? Mainly made from rice, fruits and sugar cane, especially coconuts, Vietnamese desserts vary extensively in origins and flavors but all taste divine. Best Indochina tours travel

CHUOI CHIEN (FRIED BANANA)

Chuoi chien Saigon

Chuoi chien Saigon- source; internet

With just one taste, you will instantly be sent back to those good old days of childhood, fried banana is a street snack that is hard to forget. Every element perfectly complements each other making it warm and soft on the inside but crunchy on the outside. Chuoi su or chuoi xiem in Vietnam, which are much more fragrant and sweet than regular bananas, is a special variety of small, stubby bananas often used to make chuoi chien. Double deep-fry is the secret to get the most heavenly crunchy outer crust. Take the banana fritter, which begins to brown out and dip it in the batter again, and then refry it as quickly as possible. To maintain the crispness, it is best to serve the dish when it is still really hot.

Where to go for the best chuoi chien in Saigon?

  • Chuoi Chien : No 40 De Tham, Cau Ong Lanh Ward, District 1
  • Chuoi Chien Gion: No 100/27 Tran Hung Dao, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1

CHE (VIETNAMESE SWEET SOUP)

 

All Vietnamese love che

A great way to stave off the tropical heat must be che, which is a super refreshing Vietnamese sweet soup or pudding. Cold, hot, in a tall glass over ice or a little bowl, there may be a hundred types of che.

Different kinds of che call for different ingredients such as: beans, fruits, jellies, vegetables, seeds, tapioca and glutinous rice. Che is sold everywhere, along the street, down some alleyway or at an outdoor market, thus you can run into a che shop or a street vendor almost anywhere in Saigon. Che is not only served as dessert but also for special events such as a family gathering, Lunar New Year, a friend meeting or a child’s First Birthday. south vietnam tours

Thanks to colorful ingredients, of all Vietnamese desserts, che is the most appetizing and eye-catching. What is better than having an iced sweet soup in a really hot summer day? Once tasting, you will become a big fan of this syrupy beverage.

Even Vietnamese find it hard to list out all types of che, however, there are some of the most popular sweet soups that you should not miss to try when visiting Saigon:

There are so many kinds of che

There are so many kinds of che- source; internet

  • Che Dau Den – Black beans sweet gruel
  • Che Buoi – Vietnamese pomelo sweet soup dessert
  • Che Chuoi – Sweet banana with coconut gruel
  • Che Dau Xanh – Green beans sweet gruel
  • Che Ba Mau – Three colored sweet gruel
  • Che Troi Nuoc – Rice Ball Sweet Soup

Where to go for the best che in Saigon?

  • Xoi che Bui Thi Xuan, 111 Bui Thi Xuan, District 1
  • Che Ky Dong, 153/7 Ky Dong Street, Ward 9, District 3
  • Hot Che shop, 50 Ly Chinh Thang, Ward 7, District 3
  • Khanh Vy Che tray shop (the Su Van Hanh street corner) Nguyen Chi Thanh Street, District 5

BANH BO (STEAMED RICE CAKES)

Soft, sweet and moist, banh bo, whose tastiness is utterly undeniable, is certainly the best dish to satisfy your sweet tooth. Slice a piece of banh bo in half then you will see an amazing fluffy and spongy interior.

Water, glutinous rice flour, sugar and yeast are the simple ingredients to make banh bo. Some sorts of dye, which not only stimulate one’s appetite, but also make the dessert more aesthetically pleasing, are also often added to color this dessert. After some sesame seeds are sprinkled on top and coconut milk sauce is poured over the cakes, banh bo is ready to be served. After only one bite of the stunning flavor, which is enhanced by the richness and aroma of coconut milk, you will want more and more.

Where to go for the best banh bo in Saigon?

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