Top 7 Vietnam Desserts You Must Try

Vietnam Desserts

Things that you eat at the end of a meal might decide the last taste that delights your delicate palate, and here are top 7 Vietnam desserts to savor when you’re in this beautiful country. Vietnam does not lack the yummy desserts to please you, especially these top 7 sweet gruels. In this article, Vietnam Shore Excursions will show you the list of 7 Vietnam desserts which you should not miss after every meal.

Vietnam Desserts

Top 7 Vietnam Desserts You Must Try

1. Three Color Sweet Gruel (Che Ba Màu)

During the indulgent Vietnam dessert adventure, foodies are likely to come across the three-color dessert named “Che Ba Mau” in the restaurant, eateries, and street carts. This dessert includes three layers of the yellow mung bean paste, of red beans, and of green jelly which are all topped with coconut milk. The three layers of color make it the eye-catching Vietnamese dessert which later turns out to be mouth-watering. Often, the dessert is served in a mug or cup, added with ice and eaten by a long spoon. Especially when it’s hot outside, eating this top dessert in Vietnam cuisine helps patrons feel fresh and easy.

Three Color Sweet Gruel - Vietnam Shore Excursions

2. Corn Pudding (Che Bap)

“Che Bap” has ingredients of sweet corn and glutinous rice (or tapioca starch). This is a popular sweet Vietnamese dessert served in a bowl or glass and added with ice to enhance the taste. The corn pudding is most popular in the central region of Vietnam, especially in the markets of Hoi An Old Town. The sweet taste of the dish is derived naturally from the corn, and it is quite healthy. It’s a great choice if you order a bowl of corn pudding to relish at the end of the Vietnamese meal. Often, this sweet pudding might be added with coconut milk syrup and sesame seeds. Served warm or cold, this is a fascinating summer treat to discover.

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3. Rice Ball Soup with Ginger (Che Troi Nuoc)

This sweet soup consists of the glutinous rice flour ball that wraps the mung bean paste inside. The glutinous rice dumplings are dipped in a ginger sauce and should be served hot. Generations of the Vietnamese love this dessert, notably in the festive periods or any special event like the first birthday of a child. The soup is sweet and yummy enough to leave a strong impression on the foodies.

Rice Ball Soup with Ginger - Vietnam Shore Excursions

The name of this food literally means “floating on water.” It is because when being steamed, the rice balls rise from the base of the pot to float on the surface of the soup. On a chilly night, “Che Troi Nuoc” with the warm ginger syrup is the healthy and chewy dessert that the empty belly wants. The food tour to Hanoi should include this dessert which is recognizable for the chewy rice ball, golden gooey sauce, and aromatic ginger.

4. Banana Sweet Soup (Che Chuoi)

The world of Vietnamese sweet gruels has a solid place for banana soup made with pieces of banana wrapped in the sticky rice flour, dipped in the coconut milk, and topped with sesame seeds and peanuts. The sweetness of this condensed soup is naturally from the Vietnamese banana and coconut milk. It is healthy and detectable that wins the foodies’ praises for the top Vietnam desserts.

Banana Sweet Soup - Vietnam Shore Excursions

In fact, “Che Chuoi” is favored by many local connoisseurs who like to eat it hot. While chewing the banana pieces, slurping the coconut milk is highly enjoyable. There are two versions of banana sweet soups to eat: the steamed banana dipped in the hot coconut milk, and the grilled banana rolled in the sticky rice served with coconut milk. With the sweet and creamy flavor, this pudding-like dessert is a must to eat in Vietnam.

5. Sweet Gruel of Potato, Taro, And Cassava (Che Ba Ba)

This gruel has major ingredients of potato, taro, and cassava which are cooked in coconut milk. The result is the sweet and delicious dessert that is often made by the local mothers. Served warm, the soup becomes a fantastic treat at the end of the meal that delights people around the dining table. Also, it’s easy to find the eateries and street carts that sell “Che Ba Ba” along the Vietnam Street food tour, especially in the famous Ho Chi Minh City.

Sweet Gruel of Potato, Taro, And Cassava - Vietnam Shore Excursions

6. Sweet Dessert of Cheese Jelly, Almond, And Longan (Che Khuc Bach)

Including a mixture of cheese jelly, almond, and longan or litchi, “Che Khuc Bach” is a favorite sweet dessert in Hanoi, Vietnam. Most of the eateries and food carts in the city have this tasty gruel on their menus. The white and transparent appearance of this food attracts eyes while its sweet and fresh taste is praiseworthy.

Sweet Dessert of Cheese Jelly, Almond, And Longan - Vietnam Shore Excursions

There was even a period when most of the young Hanoians fell in love with this gruel that drove lots of coffee shops and restaurants there to update their menus. It was a trend at that time. Even now, this dessert is still popular all over Vietnam, and some local foodies still prefer it at the end of lunch. Together with the original version, “Che Khuc Bach” today can appear in different types, such as with cocoa, chocolate, strawberry, green tea, etc.

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7. Vietnamese Sweet Soup of Longan and Lotus Seed (Che Long Nhan Hat Sen)

Derived from Hue, this kind of sweet gruel reflects the quintessence of Vietnam dessert cuisine which used to serve the Kings and royal families. With ingredients of longan and lotus seeds, this sweet soup is very helpful on completion. The taste is fresh and appetizing thanks to the healthy fruits used. Served warm or cold, the soup is said to be able to calm your mind, decrease stress or fatigue degrees, and also enhance the quality of sleep. The positive remedial effects of this gruel are realistic, and local people prefer cooking it at home to eat on a regular basis.

ietnamese Sweet Soup of Longan and Lotus Seed - Vietnam Shore Excursions

The sweet gruel or “Che” in Vietnam often includes fruits, seeds, beans, tapioca powder, and glutinous rice. Also usually topped with coconut milk, these delectable popular Vietnam desserts make local and international foodies their fans who are addicted to the sweet yummy taste.

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