Che Ba Ba
Che Thuong, also known as ba ba, is one of the most delicious Vietnamese Che desserts. It is widely sold in Saigon and all over the provinces nearby. Cooked from ingredients that are easy to find in the home garden such as bananas, potatoes, coconut milk, this type of Che still creates its own delicious taste.
Che Ba Ba also has a cooling effect. Lotus seeds in tea help you sleep well and enhance your health. You should try it once to fully feel the nutrition of the Che.
2 sweet potatoes
50g green beans
300ml coconut milk
Then, follow the Che Ba Ba making steps below to complete the process:
Step 1: Peel sweet potatoes, taro and soak them in water for about 30 minutes. Then, cut into small squares to eat.
Step 2: Put everything in a blender along with water and mix it with flour after drying.
Step 3: Put 400ml of filtered water, 250g of sugar, ½ teaspoon of salt, 1 bunch of pandan leaves in a pot. When the water boils, add the green beans and cook for about 10 minutes. Continue to add the starch and potato.
Step 4: Use coconut milk (optional) and wait until all are boiled.
Perhaps banana Che is the simplest and easiest Vietnamese Che recipe to cook. The ingredients to make this delicious Che only include ripe bananas, sugar, coconut milk, and a little more flour.
Bananas cooked in coconut milk have a sweet creamy taste. A few roasted peanuts sprinkled on top of the Che bowl makes the dish even more special.
50g of tapioca powder
50g potato flour
1.5 liters of coconut milk
1 tablespoon rice wine
1 teaspoon roasted peanuts
1 teaspoon salt
Then, follow the Banana Che making steps below to complete the process:
Step 1: Put the bananas in a pot of water and cut them into bite-sized pieces.
Step 2: Put 100g of sugar, 1 tablespoon of rice wine into a bowl of bananas, mix well and marinate the bananas for 1 hour. After that, proceed to stir-fry the bananas with low heat.
Step 3: Put the cut tapioca, 1 liter of coconut milk, 2 sprigs of pandan leaves and 1 teaspoon of salt in a pot, boil them then add 100g of jaggery to cook with low fire.
Step 4: When it’s done, sprinkle it with 1 teaspoon of roasted peanuts and enjoy!
Che Buoi is made from green beans, pomelo pulp, sugar, and tapioca starch, served with coconut milk. You can easily see that it has both a greasy, salty, and sweet taste with the crunchy taste of pomelo pulp at the same time.
200g green beans
500ml coconut milk
1 pinch of white salt
500g yellow sugar or jaggery
1.5 liters of filtered water
1 bowl of ice water
Then, follow the Che Buoi making steps below to complete the process:
Step 1: Wash the green beans, then soak them in cold water for about 4 hours.
Step 2: Slice the grapefruit, and add about 2 tablespoons of salt and 1 cup of water into the cut grapefruit to reduce bitterness.
Step 3: Add about 3 tablespoons of sugar and marinate the grapefruit for about 20 minutes so that the sugar is evenly absorbed into the grapefruit.
Step 4: Put the mixture of grapefruit and tapioca flour into a pot of boiling water to boil
Step 5: Boil 1 liter of water with 130g of jaggery and some pandan leaves. When the sugar water has dissolved, add the grapefruit, stir well and put in the steamed green beans.
Step 6: Finally, add 2 tablespoons of sugar, salt and tapioca starch mixed with water to make the coconut water base.
Che Sen originated from Hue, the ancient capital of Vietnam. With a simple form of Che base with a mildly sweet taste, lotus Che has become one of the most popular desserts among locals.
It does not have too many special ingredients but requires a lot of sophistication and patience from peeling lotus seeds to simmering without breaking them. Lotus Che is often cooked with longan and when eaten, people sprinkle a few drops of pomelo flower oil.
200g green beans
100g fresh lotus seeds (or dried lotus seeds)
1 tube of vanilla
Sugar and salt
Then, follow the Che Sen making steps below to complete the process:
Step 1: Wash the green beans and lotus seeds, then soak them in cold water for about 4 hours.
Step 2: Put green beans and lotus in a pot. Boil them with 1 liter of water
Step 3: Add sugar until the sweetness is right for your taste. Stir well, cook for another 5 minutes, then turn off the heat.
Che Thap Cam is a popular dish throughout the country. It is made from a variety of ingredients such as beans, desiccated coconut, a little vanilla, etc.
Beans need to be cooked soft and served with peanuts and you can enjoy the delicious taste. Some places also add pomegranate seed dew to increase the attractiveness of this Che.
100g red beans, green beans, black beans
1 sweet potato
200ml coconut milk
Sugar, roasted peanuts, desiccated coconut
Then, follow the Che Thap Cam making steps below to complete the process:
Step 1: Peel beans and soak them in diluted salt water
Step 2: Put the soaked beans in the pot and add about 1 liter of water to cook together. Until it boils, lower the heat and simmer.
Step 3: Put sweet potatoes and taro in a separate pot, fill with water and simmer until soft. When the potatoes are cooked, you put in the amount of sugar to taste.
Step 4: Place beans, sweet potatoes, and taro into a bowl. Sprinkle some peanuts, jelly, desiccated coconut and enjoy!
Vietnamese Che is a famous afternoon dessert for the local citizens, therefore, everywhere in Vietnam offers the best taste.
Here are some addresses you should note down immediately to try different types of Vietnamese Che around the country:
Four Season Che owns the oldest heritage site in the Old Quarter, standing out with the taste of traditional Che passed down through generations. In terms of quality, the shop's Che is fragrant and has a light sweet taste.
Besides, Four Season Che usually updates new Che dishes such as Che Khuc Bach and a variety of yogurts. For more than 40 years, it has become a favorite of the people of the capital.
Address: No.4, Hang Can Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Time: 9:00 - 22:00 daily
It can be said that Mrs. Thin's Che is an honorary "ambassador" to bring the taste of Hanoi Che to foreign visitors.
In particular, the most prominent Che here is black beans, green beans or lotus beans Che with Hanoi standard. Come here, you can fully feel the sweetness and special aroma of the traditional Che dishes.
Address: No.1, Bat Dan Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Time: 7:30 - 23:00 daily
This place has all kinds of delicious Che, with about 15 types such as red bean Che, mixed Che, Che Buoi, Che Bap (Corn Che), etc. and different side dishes such as coconut milk, coconut green, fragrant jam, dried coconut,... for you to choose from.
It is open from morning until evening, but always crowded with visitors. Besides, you will definitely feel satisfied with the friendliness of the owner when coming here.
Address: No.1, Hung Vuong Alley, Hue
Time: 8:00 - 21:00 daily
Cung Dinh Hue is an extremely famous delicious Che address in Hue. The place has up to 21 different types of tea with full colors.
Although it is a sidewalk shop and mainly operates at night, it is always crowded. Therefore, you should arrange a time to come early and remember to try Che Buoi here!
Address: Le Loi Street, Hue
Time: 17:00 - 00:00 daily
According to the owner, the Che here has been through 3 generations, sold before 1975. Have you understood why it is the most traditional place in Saigon?
In the "collection" of 15 kinds of Che in this shop, there are many flavors you can try, from Ba Ba Che, taro Che, coconut milk black bean Che,… placed in small lovely cups. Visitors can also order or mix and match their favorite Che instead of the list above.
Address: No. 15, Ngo Gia Tu Street, Ho Chi Minh City
Time: 15:00 - 22:00 daily
Ky Dong Che opened about 30 years ago by the original owner of Hanoi, therefore, you can still feel the Old Quarter taste in some ways. The place has a spacious space and a very diverse menu to select.
The Ky Dong Che’s popular dishes are mixed Che, green bean Che, and coconut jelly Che. Each of them only has an average price of 15.000 VND/ cup (around 7 cents).
Address: No. 16, Ky Dong Street, Ho Chi Minh City
Time: 15:00 - 22:00 daily
Everywhere, there are Che specialties that every visitor, once enjoying, will remember the taste of forever. We are sure that after trying, you will be much more curious about how to make Vietnamese Che to eat at home!