Yellow yam is one of the most delicious yams in Vietnam. It has bright yellow flesh which is sticky, buttery, lightly sweet, and smelling after cooking. The yam is in the staples food group because the main nutrient provided is carbohydrates. Yam provides the body with:
- fiber, starch, and sugar;
- vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, folic acid, and pantothenic acid. These vitamins help us to get energy from carbohydrates and fat.
Vietnamese people usually use this yam to cook Boiled yellow yam, Porridge with yellow yam, Yellow yam soup. The yam is a perfect ingredient for sweet soup. The yam yellow sweet soup (Chè môn sáp vàng) is one of the most delicious desserts in Hue. The dessert is a Hue specialty food which has won the hearts of all ages. The yellow yams are not abundant and only available in the harvest season which lasts a few months in a year. A portion of Yellow yam sweet soup which is in yellow color looks beautiful. The sticky glutinous rice, smooth yam which blends into the rice seeds, the nice smell and typical taste of ginger will make you love it at the first time. The sweet soup can warm your stomach on your trip to Hue.
- Yellow yams: 500g
- Peanuts: 100g
- Glutinous rice: 200g
- Ginger: 5g
- Sugar: 700g
- Coconut milk (optional)
- Wash yellow yams, boil them until well-done, peel them off, cut them into small pieces.
- Peel ginger, pound it and extract the ginger juice.
- Wash glutinous rice, cook in water until well-done, add yellow yam, cook and stir until the yam turns mushy, the sweet soup turns thick, the yam and glutinous rice blend well.
- Add sugar and stir for a few minutes, add peanuts and turn off the oven.
- Add ginger juice.
- Serve the Yellow yam sweet soup with some coconut milk.