Summer is the best time to enjoy a ton of special Vietnamese desserts and specialties. Here is the list of Vietnamese foods we recommended for you to try when coming to Vietnam in summer. Enjoy reading to have a wonderful Vietnam vacation!

Che Khuc Bach – Almond Panna Cotta Lychee Dessert

Che Khuc Bach is a refreshing beverage that is so popular in summer. As the name suggested, this dessert is made from seaweed with almond, lychee, milk, and syrup. Che Khuc Bach is served in the bowl and often combined with some fruits such as lychee, longan, wiki, apple, etc. If you are in Hanoi, you can visit some places such as Lyncapucino in Hang Tree Street, Khuc Bach Miu in Hang Giay Street, Huong Mai Restaurant in No 93 Hang Bac Street, No 57 To Hien Thanh Street to enjoy this tasty dessert. For tourists in Sai Gon, there are many places you can choose such as New Street Food at No 143 D5 Street, Binh Thanh District, or Hoang Ty restaurant where the trend of Khuc Bach started (at No 320 Vo Van Tan Street, District 3).

Che Khuc Bach

Tao Pho – Vietnamese Douhua Dessert

Actually, Tao Pho or Douhua is a traditional dessert of not only Vietnam people but also of many other Asian countries such as China, Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore. This dessert is made from very soft tofu and looks like tofu pudding, eaten with sugar and syrup. This dish also can be served with red beans, black beans, or lotus seeds. Now, the syrup also has many flavors to choose such as chocolate, milk, coffee, etc. Here are some recommended places where you can find the finest Tao Pho such as the small restaurant which is opposite Nghia Tan Junior High School with only 6000VND for a full bowl or the restaurant in alley 105 in Bach Mai street with their famous green bean Tao Pho. Visit Ganh Hang restaurant at No 40 Tran Cao Van to taste the traditional taste of Tao Pho if you are traveling to Sai Gon.

Tao Pho

Hoa Qua Dam – Mixed Fruits Dessert

This dessert is very popular among young people in Vietnam because it is very healthy and quite easy to make. Thanks to the tropical climate, Vietnam has many kinds of fruits that are grown throughout the country from apple, mango, jackfruit, kiwi, watermelon to guava, strawberry, and grape which are the ingredients for mixed fruits. To have a delicious dessert, locals will cut some kind of fruits into cubes, then mix with some milk and yogurt, and add some crushed ice on the top.

Hoa Qua Dam

One of the best places to enjoy mixed fruits in Hanoi is To Tich streets which is well known for a dozen dessert restaurants which serve the tasty mixed fruits as well as a ton of other dishes which definitely whet your appetite. In Ho Chi Minh, you can stop by Phan Anh restaurant a No 60 Nguyễn Thái Bìnhstreet, or the famous Five Boys Restaurant to taste this dish.

Che Troi Nuoc – Mung Bean Mochi with Ginger Syrup

Originated from China and been introduced in Vietnam a long time ago, Che Troi Nuoc is mochi balls that are made from mung bean paste wrapped in a shell made of rice flour. This dessert is served in thick, sweet-flavored, seasoned with brown ginger syrup, and a topping of sesame seeds or even coconut milk. In Vietnam, Che Troi Nuoc is mostly served on special occasions like the Lunar New Year or a child’s first birthday. Visit the restaurant of Madam Thom at No 146 Quan Thanh Street, Hanoi, or No 10 Hang Tre to enjoy this special dish.

Che Troi Nuoc

Sua Chua Mit – Jackfruit Yogurt

Jackfruit yogurt is one of the most common desserts in Vietnam. It is the combination of the yellow of jackfruit, green and pink of jellies, white of sago, and yogurt. Sua Chua Mit is very healthy and especially good for your skin. This dessert is available in any restaurant in Vietnam, so you easily find a bowl for yourself. The average for a bowl of Jackfruit yogurt is about VND 20,000. Hoang Anh restaurant at No 22 Ba Trieu Street is one of the best places in Hanoi to enjoy this dish.

Sua Chua Mit