Your tourist spots in Vietnam are studied. Hotel rooms are also booked. Your luggage is packaged.
You are ready to travel to Vietnam.
Wait! Eating in Vietnam?
Vietnamese cuisine stands out on the world map as a paradise of street food and Vietnamese desserts. You will not want to explore the beautiful scenery and culture here but lack Vietnamese pastries and billions of other foods, right?
Don’t panic. We will provide you with the most famous Vietnamese desserts in this article. At the same time, you will also have addresses to be able to enjoy them when coming here.
Let’s dive into it.
Best Vietnamese desserts for travelers
Sweet soup (Che)
Vietnamese sweet soup, or Vietnamese che, is a popular dessert here. It can be in the form of pudding or as a simple drink that combines fruit, vegetables, beans, seeds, glutinous rice, and tapioca, etc. Also, che Vietnam is often topped with coconut milk. This is an addictive dish that is liked by many diners.
Address: Alley sweet soup (01 Hung Vuong, Hue City), Thai Na Na sweet soup (46 Nguyen Van Linh, Da Nang City), Ms Bay sweet soup (384 Su Van Hanh, Saigon), Ngo Thi Nham sweet soup (16 Ngo Thi Nham, Hanoi), etc.
Fried banana cake (Banh chuoi chien)
Fried banana cake is a popular snack because of the sweetness, fragrance of the banana, and crunchy crust. It is made from banana, oil, flour and other ingredients such as salt, sugar, chicken eggs, etc.
It is rustic but very popular in the country. Coming to Vietnam, you will easily encounter the eateries of fried banana cakes, sweet potato cakes, etc. on the streets.
Address: Banana cake Hang Dieu (01 Hang Dieu, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi), banana cake Nguyen Thai Hoc (65A Nguyen Thai Hoc, District 1, Saigon), etc.
Steamed layer cake (Banh da lon)
Also known as pig skin cake, it is a kind of Vietnamese desserts, especially in the South. Because the cost of living in Vietnam is low, it is very cheap.
The cake is made from tapioca flour, white sugar, grated coconut, vanilla or pineapple leaves, and some other spices. The filling is made from mung beans, mashed or grated taro, rice flour, and sugar.
When making the cake, the skillful workers also grind durian mixed with the filling to make the flavor more attractive. The cakes are steamed in small heart or flower-shaped molds, or in a large mold and then chopped into small pieces to eat.
Address: 167 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai (District 1), 23 Nguyen Cong Hoan (Ward 7, Phu Nhuan District), Saigon
Honeycomb cake (Banh bo)
Honeycomb cake is a kind of sponge cake made from fermented rice flour. The cake surface has many air holes so it is very soft and has a fragrance of coconut. If you crave for something sweet and still fresh, you cannot ignore the honeycomb cakes.
This dish also has many different types with attractive and diverse flavors such as jaggery, coconut milk, baked, or pandan leaf honeycomb cakes, etc.
Address: 200 Xom Chieu Market (District 4), Binh Dien Market (District 8), Saigon
Caramel pudding (Banh flan)
Although there are many attractive Vietnamese pastries, it seems that caramel pudding is always the “immortal” flavor for all diners. This dish is rustic and cheap but it still makes people fascinated with its fatty taste, fragrance, and softness. Additional, the flavor of the caramel pudding is incredibly plentiful.
Taking a look at the caramel pudding addresses in Vietnam below, you will definitely have many new and attractive dessert options.
Address: 22 Nguyen Thuong Hien, 223 Tran Binh Trong (District 5), Saigon
Silkworm cake (Banh tam)
Silkworm cake is a rustic dessert of Southern people from rural to urban areas. It is called silkworm cake because it has a long slender shape and is covered with coconut crumbs like silkworms. Silkworm cake is slightly chewy, aromatic, and greasy. It is often served with sesame seeds, white sugar, or coconut milk.
The cake often has many different colors such as the green of pandan or magenta leaves, white, or yellow of cassava, etc. The crust is often topped with finely chopped coconut.
Address: 23 Nguyen Cong Hoan, Ward 7, Phu Nhuan District, Saigon
Steamed cassava cake (Banh khoai mi nuong)
From very ordinary cassava, the Southerners have cleverly added a little sweetness of cane sugar, a little fat of coconut milk, and a little flesh of green bean. Adding a few ingredients available in the kitchen, they have made it a very delicious cake.
After it is baked, the fragrance immediately scents the whole house. Cutting a piece of cake and taking a bite, you will feel the flesh of the green bean, the sweetness of sugar, milk and the fat of coconut milk. The flavor is very easy to seduce people nearby.
Address: Phan Xich Long street (Phu Nhuan District), Ba Chieu market, Vuon Chuoi market (District 3), Saigon
If you have the opportunity to go to Vietnam, do not forget to enjoy Vietnamese desserts above. They are all clean that makes one of the reasons why Vietnam is safe for travelers. For further information, feel free to contact us or visit our website. Please like and share the article with others if you find it useful. Thank you.