A meal often isn’t complete without a dessert. Some come covered in sugar. Others come in unique flavors inspired by fruits, vegetables, and natural ingredients.
Desserts in Vietnamese cuisine are sweet and delicious. Indigenous-inspired ingredients with elements of French cooking, there are over a half-dozen desserts worth a try. Unfortunately, Canadians haven’t heard of very many Vietnamese desserts. We want to change that.
Some desserts in Vietnamese cooking are very similar to their Canadian counterparts. That said, they carry slightly different tastes and an authentic presentation. Ethnic cuisines aren’t usually known for desserts. These though have to be shared.
Che is a dessert beverage or pudding. It is made from beans and sticky rice. Che comes in varieties, sometimes associated with a specific fruit or bean. The beans used are either mung or kidney beans. Serve it hot or cold.
Common ingredients in che are tapioca, jelly, and coconut cream. Fruits used are mango, longan, durian, lychee, or jackfruit. Che is made at home but can also be shopped at many Vietnamese grocery stores.Read More