Che Chuoi (Banana Sago in Coconut Milk)

Published:  15:19 Wednesday - August 10, 2016

Che Chuoi (Banana Sago in Coconut Milk)

Banana is a good fruit for your health and it is also the main material in sweet dessert “ che chuoi”. This dessert is very popular with Vietnamese people in the summer.

Bananas Sago in Coconut Cream (Che Chuoi) does require a specific type of bananas - the short, small, thin-peel Asian bananas called chuối xiêm. They are more firm, less sweet than the regular bananas. You can find this type of banana at most of the Asian market. Another type of bananas that would also work for this Vietnamese dessert is plantain bananas. Make sure the bananas are ripe before making this chè otherwise it will have a bitter and sour taste.



6 small ripe bananas peeled

5 tablespoons sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 14-oz can coconut milk

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup of tapioca pearls

Roasted unsalted peanuts chopped, for garnish

Toasted sesame seeds for garnish


Sprinkle the bananas with sugar and salt and set aside.

Soak tapioca pearls for 30 minutes and drain.

In a deep saucepan, heat the coconut milk and water over medium heat for 14 minutes. Add tapioca and continue heating for another minute.

Serve topped with peanuts and sesame seeds.



Serving Suggestions: Serve in individual bowls. Beverage Suggestions: Jasmine tea or coffee.

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