Top 10 delicious desserts to try in Vietnam

by Lam Pham

Around the world, Vietnamese cuisine is famous for its exquisite flavors and extremely fresh ingredients. Vietnamese desserts are not only a refreshing treat on a cool day but also an adventure in texture and flavor. Below will share the top 10 sweet snacks you must definitely try during your trip to Vietnam.

1. Chè Vải Hạt Sen (Lotus Seed Litchi Tea)

Chè Vải Hạt Sen (Lotus Seed Litchi Tea)

Lotus seed litchi tea has the effect of purifying the body. Lotus seeds are crispy, fleshy, sweet, and delicious. In addition, lotus seeds also help you have a deeper sleep at night. You can add to bird’s nest or jujube to make the tea more nutritious, and delicious. 

Try it at: Che sen, pho Thien Quang, Hai Ba Trung, Ha Noi

2. Chè Khúc Bạch (Khuc Bach Tea)

Chè Khúc Bạch (Khuc Bach Tea)

Khuc Bach Tea is a harmonious combination of sweet alum sugar water, fragrant with the smell of lychee, served with fragrant, fatty white chunks made from fresh milk cream. You can accompany the white tea with fruit, sprinkle with some grated almonds, and add some ice cubes. This will be a great dessert for you.

Try it at: Quan Che Hien Khanh, 718 Nguyen Đinh Chieu, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City

3. Sữa Chua Nếp Cẩm (Glutinous Yogurt)

Sữa Chua Nếp Cẩm (Glutinous Yogurt)

Bold flavors and textures meet in this sticky rice pudding. A generous scoop of yogurt is the star of this adventurous dessert.

Glutinous yogurt is rich in calcium and beneficial bacteria for health, while glutinous yogurt is rich in amino acids and anthocyanins, which are effective in preventing cancer. Many people love glutinous yogurt not only for its delicious, smooth, and supple taste but also for the health benefits it brings.

Try it at: Che Bobo Chacha, 92 Cua Bac, Quan Thanh, Ba Đinh, Ha Noi

4. Chè Trái Cây (Fruit Tea)

Chè Trái Cây (Fruit Tea)

Fruit tea is a great combination of many fruits together, eaten with sweet alum sugar water. Fruit tea helps you cool down and relax after a long day. You can customize the fruit tea variation by adding crispy snow mushrooms to the tea or making soft potato balls that are also very pleasant.

Try it at: 111 Chua Lang, Dong Da, Ha Noi

5. Bò Bía Ngọt (Sweet Beer)

Bò Bía Ngọt (Sweet Beer)

An excellent snack, these rolls of thin rice paper contain a layer of nougat, coconut shreds, and sesame seeds. Each bite of Bo Bia is light yet satisfying. You can buy it from bicycle vendors throughout Vietnam for 5,000VND a roll.

Try it at: Thanh Nien Street, West Lake, Ha Noi

6. Kem Xôi (Sticky rice cream)

Kem Xôi (Sticky rice cream)

Green pandan sticky rice combined with coconut cream creates a surprisingly perfect combination. Sticky rice is cooked with sticky rice leaves so it has a bright green color and a characteristic aroma. In particular, adding dried coconut will create a delicious crunch. This is truly a culinary experience that you cannot miss.

Try it at: Che Dung 95, 95 Hang Bac, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi

7. Chè Dừa Dầm (Coconut Tea Beams)

Chè Dừa Dầm (Coconut Tea Beams)

Coconut Tea Beams is a famous tea dish of Hai Phong. However, you can also cook this dessert yourself at home to treat your family after the main meal. The tea has the sweet, fatty taste of coconut milk, the copra is moderately soft and chewy. The tea will taste better when you eat it cold and add a few roasted peanuts to it.

Try it at:

8. Bánh Crepe lá dứa (Pandan leaf crepes)

Bánh Crepe lá dứa (Pandan leaf crepes)

Pandan leaf crepes – A harmonious combination of Western and Eastern cuisine. The thin crust is made from wheat flour and pandan leaf juice, wrapped in a cool layer of cream. When enjoying, you will feel the blend of cream filling and chewy, delicious cake crust from pandan leaves, creating a special culinary experience.

Try it at: 31 P.Ham Long, Hang Bai, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi

9. Bánh Da Lợn (Pork skin cake)

Pork skin cake is a rustic and familiar dish, especially for Southerners. With very simple and easy-to-find ingredients including rice flour, tapioca flour, green beans, coconut milk, and pandan leaves, it has created a supple, fragrant, and harmonious cake.

Bánh Da Lợn (Pork skin cake)

The cake usually has a green dough of pandan leaves interspersed with a light yellow-green bean puree that forms several layers. When served, the cake is usually cut into rhombuses, triangles, circles, or squares. People also use coloring foods from different tubers and fruits to make the dish more eye-catching and attractive.

Try it atKhu đo thi Cau Buou, Thanh Tri, Ha Noi

10. Chè Trôi Nước (Tea Drift)

Chè Trôi Nước (Tea Drift)

Drift tea is very famous in South Vietnam. This is a round tea ball made of white glutinous powder, flexible inside with green and yellow-green bean filling, served with fatty coconut milk. This is quite an attractive dessert that you should try

Try it at: 30 Pham Bang, Hang Giay, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi

Vietnamese food culture is extremely unique and rich, especially in delicious desserts. Each dish brings its own specialty and attraction, making you surprised by the variety and deliciousness. If you have the opportunity to visit Vietnam, do not miss the delicious desserts that has shared above.


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