Vietnamese Sweet Soup

Chè (roughly translates as “sweet soup” or “sweet pudding”) is a Vietnamese term that refers to any traditional Vietnamese sweet beverage, dessert soup or pudding. It may be served hot or cold in bowls, glasses, or over ice and eaten with a spoon.

Vietnamese Sweet Soup

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Vietnamese Sweet Soup

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Vietnamese Sweet Soup

Photo by Scooter Saigon Tour

Varieties of Vietnamese Sweet Soup are made from a range of ingredients ranging from a wide range of beans (mung beans, black-eyed peas, kidney beans) to tapioca, jellies, glutinous rice, coconut cream and fruit (longan, mango, durian, lychee and jackfruit…). Other types are made from ingredients such as aloe vera, seaweed, lotus seed, sesame seed, sugar palm seeds, taro, cassava and pandan leaf extract. Some varieties, such as chè trôi nước, may also include dumplings. The options are nearly endless and it is almost impossible to produce a complete list.

Vietnamese Sweet Soup are often prepared with ingredients, cooked in water and sweetened with sugar. In southern Vietnam, Chè are often garnished with coconut creme. Vietnamese Sweet Soup may be made at home by mother and members of family gather to share it after the meal. But there are hundreds of street food stalls in Saigon where you can buy and enjoy this stunning dessert. Let’s join our scooter tour to drive around Ho Chi Minh city and eat at best street food stalls.

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