Desserts as known in the western cuisine are
not generally eaten in Vietnam. Meals are most likely to be finished with a
selection of different types of fabulous fresh fruit. However. sweet snacks are
available on the street all day long. Vietnamese are fond of fruits -
bananas, mangos, papayas, oranges, coconuts, and pineapple. Vietnamese are
accustomed to little milk and cheese, and many cannot produce the enzymes needed
to properly digest dairy foods (lactose intolerance). Vietnamese drink a large
amount of hot green tea and coffee without adding sugar, milk, or lemon. The
young Vietnamese generations, especially in the oversea immigrant communities, have
acquired the taste for the western sweet bakeries and goodies. For
more information about Vietnamese Dessert Categories, visit Vietnamese
Dessert Categories Page.
- Vietnamese desserts
Fresh fruits are the most popular desserts in
Viet Nam, but "Chè"
is the most traditional Vietnamese dessert. It's a sweet pudding usually made
from beans, bananas, coconut milk, pearl tapioca, sweet yam or yucca root
vermicelli and sugar. There are shops which sell nothing but "Chè".
is also a popular snack for the Vietnamese. In high-priced restaurants you can
also find European cakes and ice cream.
Xôi: Xôi is a sweet (ngọt) or savory (mặn)
Vietnamese dish made from glutinous rice and other ingredients. Although it is
often served as a dessert, in many mountainous areas in Vietnam, people eat xôi
as a main dish.