Vietnamese desserts are always on the list of must-try food when you come to Vietnam. In this Southeast Asia country, you can find there are many delicious dishes, including desserts. We have a long list of Vietnamese desserts must try, but in this article, we will introduce the top 10 best of them.
1. Che – The Most Famous Vietnamese Dessert
If you ask any Vietnamese to know the most popular dessert in Vietnam, they will answer “Che.” This word shows the food with a sweet taste with the form as a kind of drink. It can include sugar, fruits, beans, tapioca powder, and so on. Depending on each type of Che, the recipe for it is different from others. In Vietnam, there are many stores along the street for you to enjoy Che.
In Vietnam have many kinds of Che, each kind above has different tastes, although all are very sweet. You can try some of them when you visit a shop during your trip. Let us tell you some places to enjoy a cup of Che:
In Hanoi Capital: You can go to Che Bobochacha: Address: 92 Cua Bac, Ba Dinh, Hanoi: Price: 12.000vnd – 15.000vnd or 4 Season Che: Address: No.4 Hang Can, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Price: 15.000vnd -22.000vnd
In Ho Chi Minh City: Che Ky Dong Address: 16C Ky Dong, Ward 9, District 3, HCM city. Price: 15.00vnd – 22.00vnd or Che Ha Ky: Address:138 Chau Van Liem Street, Ward 11, District 5, HCM city, Price: 18.000vnd – 33.000vnd
2. Sua Chua Nep Cam – Unique Vietnamese Yogurt
Sua Chua nep cam is also a trendy Vietnamese dessert. It is a kind of Vietnamese yogurt with the ingredient from glutinous rice. The yogurt has excellent nutritional value, such as supplying protein, methane, fat, tryptophan, and lysine. Using this yogurt can also good for your hair, your skin, your stomach, and so on. Many try to find this Vietnamese dessert recipe on the internet and try to do it at home. The best time to enjoy the yogurt is in the afternoon or after dinner.
Here are some addresses for you to enjoy Vietnamese glutinous yogurt.
In Ho Chi Minh City: You can find Yaourt Phuc Loi on the internet. The location is at 56 Pho Quang, Ward 2, Tan Binh, HCM City. Each cup of the yogurt is about 20.000vnd – 35.000vnd.
In Hanoi Capital: you can go to Dien Bien yogurt at 92 Hang Bong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi. The price for each cup is from 15.000vnd to 20.000vnd.
3. Keo lac – Best Dessert To Enjoy With Hot Tea
Keo lac is peanut candy. It is sweet and crunchy. The dish is delicious when you use it with green tea. This dish is also a part of the sidewalk iced tea culture in Vietnam. Peanut candy is a favorite dish in the North of Vietnam, both for younger and older.
If you have a chance to visit Vietnam, please enjoy peanut candy. You can get to Gion peanut cake at 25 Nguyen Nhu Do, Dong Do district in Hanoi. It is a cheap Vietnamese dessert to enjoy. You just have to pay 100.00vnd for a kilo of candy. The open time is from 8 am to 9 pm every day.
4. Hoa qua dam – Fresh Dessert For Summer
Hoa qua dam is among the best Vietnamese desserts. In its ingredients, we find many kinds of fruits. The dish also includes yogurt and milk, which makes the taste very odorous and sweet. In the summer, people like to come and enjoy a bowl of fruit with yogurt. It will refresh your whole body with a fresh feeling. Almost Vietnamese people love this dish. It is easy to do at home.
To make the food, you can use different popular fruits. They can be pineapple, apple, watermelon, cherry, and grape. Then you add milk and yogurt to mix well. Please add sugar if you like it to be sweet. If you travel to Vietnam this summer, you can search for Nhung Khoat pickle at 211 Chua Lang. The shop opens from 9 am to 10 pm. The price is from 10.000vnd to 30.vnd, depending on the different fruits.
In Ho Chi Minh, you can visit Five Boys number one at 84/7 Bui Vien Street, District 1. This shop is a great place with many kinds of fruit for the pickle. The price ranges from 20.000vnd to 35.00vnd per cup.
5. O Mai – Yummy Vietnamese Desserts
O Mai was used for dried apricot. At that time, it was a kind of natural medicine in Oyster. But nowadays, there are many kinds of O Mai.
Vietnamese People use different fruits to make this dessert, such as apricots, tamarinds, plum, and crocodiles, and they leave the fruit in sunshine and wait for them to be dry. they also add some other ingredients like sugar and ginger along with them. The final product tastes sour, salty, and sweet to eat. O Mai is sold at the school gate because students very like it.
If you want to try this strange dessert, you can get at 24 Hang Da or 21 Hang Duong in Hoan Kiem District. The price rangeS from 20.000vnd to 160.000vnd for different kinds. In Ho Chi Minh, you can buy Hong Lam O Mai at 229 Bach Dang, Ward 3, Go Vap District. The price is from 60.000vnd to 90.000vnd.
6. Banh Tieu – Cheap and Delicious Dessert of Vietnam
Sesame cake is a popular dessert in Vietnam. It has an origin from China. This dessert is sweet, round, and odorous with sesame seeds. People use flour, sugar, and milk to mix with water. After that, they make and boil the cakes. The last step is to fry the cakes in hot oil. Although this dish is not complicated, many Vietnamese people like to eat it every day
There are many kinds of fried cake. Some can add beans or meat inside to make it more nutritious. Some add sugar to cover the cake. Some even use black sesame seeds to make it yummier. Anyway, the dessert is still a part of Vietnamese culture.
We suggest you visit 23 Lo Duc, Hai ba Trung from 3 pm to 9 pm to enjoy this cake. The price is about 15.000vnd to 20.000vnd. If you are in Sai Gon, Hung Ky at 220 Au Co, Ward 9, Tan Binh district is an excellent address. Open time is from 15:00 to 21:00 every day. The price ranges from 5.000vnd to 20.000vnd.
7. Tao Pho – Must-try Vietnamese Desserts
Soybean crud is a white dessert made from soybean. It is popular in Vietnam and China. For young people in Vietnam, it is a favorite and cheap dessert. The vendors often sell it at the school gate and are very busy. This dessert is good for bone, skin, and can prevent cancer.
In Vietnam, Soybean curd is famous both in the North and the South. In Hanoi, the best place to enjoy soybean curd is Soybean Curd King. Its address is at 190 Hang Bong, Hoan Kiem lake. The open time is from 8 am to 11 pm. The price is from 10.000vnd to 20.000vnd.
In Sai Gon, Soybean Curd World at 122D Tran Dinh Xu street, District 1 is a fantastic place. It opens every day from 11 am until 10 pm. The price is from 10.000vnd to 44.000vnd.
8. Banh Da Lon – A Strange Dessert
Banh Da Lon is among the best Southern Vietnamese desserts. Vietnamese people have to use tapioca flour, Vani, coconut, pineapple leaves, and sugar to make the cake. It tastes sweet and odorous. There are many new methods for making Vietnamese pig skin cake. You can make it with green beans, toro, or many more ingredients to have different colors.
In Ho Chi Minh, the most famous address for this cake is Old Day Cakes. The shop locates at 167 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, District 1. The price ranges from 65.000vnd to 80.000nd. Although Hanoi is noT popular with this cake, you can still find a worthy place to enjoy. Nguyen Kim Cakes at No.38, Lane 3, Ta Thanh Oai, Thanh Tri, Hanoi is our suggestion. The price is reasonable, 55.000vnd for a box of 12 cakes.
9. Banh Pia – The Vietnamese Desserts you need to try once in life.
Pia cake was the Moon cake of China in the past. People used it for special occasions such as weddings and the Moon festival. It has appeared in Vietnam for many years. Nowadays, Pia cake is a famous dish of Soc Trang, Vietnam.
Pia cake has different kinds. People can use mangoes, durians, green beans, or salted eggs to make it. But the most popular one is Pia cake with durian.
To buy Pia Cake, you can visit Tan Hue Vien, 331B Dien Bien Phu, Ward 4, District 3 in Ho Chi Minh city. The price is from 64.000vnd to 180.000vnd. The location is at 490 Phan Xich Long, ward 3, Phu Nhuan district.
In Hanoi, you can buy Pia cake at Bao Minh Pia cake. The price is 42.000vnd for a box of 300gr. The address is at 12 Hang Than, Ba Dinh.
10. Sugarcane juice – One of the Most Popular Vietnamese Desserts
If you have come to Vietnam on hot days, in summers, you can see many people sitting on the street with a cup of sugarcane juice. Well, this drink is very trendy these days. The juice with cold ice with the blow out all your tiredness. It is sweet, cool, fresh, and will make you forget all the hot weather. Like cold tea culture, sugarcane juice is also among top must-try desserts in Vietnam. Do not miss this fantastic drink when you visit the S-shaped country this year!
With a long list of 10 Vietnamese desserts, will you try all of them? We have Vietnamese sugar cane, Pia cake, Che, Tao Pho, O Mai, and so on. Let us know your ideas after the trip. Please share pictures and more ideas.
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