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5 Vietnamese Desserts to Add to Your Foodie Bucket List

Friday, 08/11/2017 15:30
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.

The three colour dessert 🚦#CheBaMau #BenThanhMarket #VietnameseDessert

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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.

Bánh bò nướng lá dứa #daidai #memdeo #thombeo #honeycomb #pandanleaves #vietnamesedesserts 🌱🍰

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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.

Che khuc bach. (Almond panna cotta lychee dessert) #vietnamesedesserts #refreshing.

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4. Banh da lon

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?

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.


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