Vietnamese desserts are fun, colorful and delicious. There are so many decadent treats worth trying and it’s hard to pick just one favorite. Here we’ve rounded up five Vietnamese desserts to give you a taste of paradise but this list is just the tip of the iceberg.
We hope it inspires you to become more acquainted with Vietnamese cuisine and even venture on a trip to this fascinating Southeast Asian country.
1. Che Ba Mau
This Vietnamese dessert features tri-colored bean jellies topped with ice and sweetened coconut milk. Find a recipe over at The Viet Vegan.
2. Vietnamese Honeycomb Cake
This delicious cake, known in Vietnamese as Bánh bò nướng lá dứa, obtains its enticing green hue courtesy of pandan leaves, a fragrant herb widely used in South Asian cuisine. You can try this recipe from The Beth Kitchen.
3. Almond Panna Cotta Lychee Dessert
Cubes of almond panna cotta are placed inside a bowl or cup then topped with lychee, roasted almonds and syrup. Try this recipe for Chè Khúc Bạch from Danang Cuisine.
4. Bahn Da Long
Banh Da Lon are steamed layered cakes usually made in bright colors. Ingredients include tapioca starch, rice flour, pandan paste, sugar and coconut milk. Interested? Try this recipe from Run Away Rice.
5. Steamed Banana Cake
Bánh chuối hấp is the Vietnamese name of this tempting tropical treat. It’s a great way to use up ripe bananas. Check out this recipe from NP Family Recipes.