Recipe by Nolita_Food
A very common dessert in Hanoi. You can serve it hot, cold, or room temp. I personally prefer it hot in winter (yes it does get cold in Hanoi in winter, very actually!)
Top Review by Kiersten Phae
I love this recipe for Che Chuoi. The recipe I got from my sis-in-law is almost exactly same, so I wanted to rate yours. I was going to post it for safe keeping, and I'm glad to see you already have it on here. Yummy. Definately one of my fave desserts. =)
- 2 cups water
- 1⁄2 cup sugar (less, if the bananas are very ripe)
- 1 (14 ounce) can light coconut milk
- 1⁄4 cup minute tapioca
- 2 large ripe bananas, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 -2 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Bring water and coconut milk to boil in a medium saucepan.
- Add sugar, salt, tapioca.
- Reduce heat to medium low, let it cook for about 30 minutes, stir frequently.
- Stir in bananas, remove from heat and let stand for 15 minutes.
- Note: after you add the bananas, don't stir too much, it'll break up the fruit.
- Serve hot, or chill for 3-4 hours.
- Cook time not incl.
- chill time.