Monday, February 16, 2009
I had a few friends over for some yummy Vietnamese desserts, aka che. Che is a generic name for dessert in Vietnamese and includes any of a couple dozen types of desserts. Generally, they are liquidy in consistency and are made with either coconut milk, tapioca, and/or simple syrup. They can be made with almost anything. In the selection that I got, it included corn, taro, cassava, banana, jellies, mung bean, kidney beans, longan, and who knows what else.
Overall, it was a nice way to introduce people to Vietnamese dessert that was non-commital and experimental. That way, if you taste one you don't like, you can just ignore it for the rest of the night and try all the others!