Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Sweet In Ho Chi Minh City

Sweet in HCM City

It's common to see motorcyclists pull up on the side of the road and have a quick cold drink then drive away in Ho Chi Minh City. There are so many different kinds of juices, fruit juices and soft drinks.

Sweet in HCM City

Different flavors of agar agar with ice is a good sweet from the south.

Sweet in HCM City

Walk along the street and eat a heart shaped hot cake, it's a classic!

Sweet in HCM City

Hot sweet che in the market is always great! Ben Thanh market is my favorite place for this.

Sweet in HCM City

Steamed banana with coconut milk sauce and fried sesame seeds on top - Oh my god!!!

Sweet in Ho Chi Minh City

Cooked Bean and sticky rice with coconut milk sauce- a real Saigonese sweet.

Sweet in HCM City

Coconut milk sauce seems popular for many sweets in Sai Gon, but this sweet is of mixture of some special leaves and some sweet potatoes.

30 comments:

chez said...

yummy. I'd like to try all of them:).
You'll find roadside eats in bangalore too, but they're not so safe and hygienic.

L B said...

Yummy, man!!!

Chen said...

looks so yummy..
agar-agar with ice is something new to me :) Must be icey cold :D

junebee said...

At a Vietnamese restaurant, I ordered mixed nuts for dessert. I thought it would be a bowl of salted nuts, like Americans have at parties.

Instead, it was some nuts in a glass with some ice and I think some soda water. It was good and I can see where that would be refreshing in the hot Vietnam summer.

The banana and sesame seeds looks good.

Shoshauna said...

I love agar agar. I also like it when there are two layers- one coconut and one plain. Yum.

Preya said...

Shauna--I saw what you wrote before I saw your name and I was thinking, wow, I was going to write the same thing about how we used to eat the plain/coconut flavored one when we lived in Saigon!

Pip Squeak said...

THIS SITE SHOULD BE BANNED BECAUSE OF IT'S OSTENTATIOUS DISPLAY OF MOUTH WATERING DELICACIES! THEY MAKE FOOD-LOVERS PINE!

SERIOUSLY!!

Sticky said...

Hooray! You're back!

Flora Fling said...

The Ben Thanh market was the first place I went in Vietnam and I fell in love with all the goodies!

BionicBuddha said...

Whew, glad to see you back my friend...I was really enjoying your blog, then you were gone....keep up the great work.

Trish said...

oooh... yummy.... thanks for sharing the photos and your descriptions always make my mouth water!

Steamed banana with coconut milk and friend sesame seeds sounds and looks so yummy but I have never seen that here in Vancouver. Next time I go to a Vietnamese restaurant, I will ask and see if they could make it!

Thanks for sharing :)

JLB said...

Cooked bean and sticky rice with coconut milk sauce looks delicious (actually, they all do!).

I just made a nice apple pie, but all these dishes have me longing for something new!

Crystal said...

Banana + Seseme Seeds doused in Coconut Milk...ummmm good!

shaz said...

hey welsome back tu!

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

All these pics of food makes my tummy complain as I haven't had my breakfast yet and its 9:06 in the morning already.

Buddhist with an attitude said...

Welcome back!

Tim Rice said...

Again godknows, you are making all our mouths water. Such delicious sounding and looking foods.

Penny said...

omg, *drools... i wana go there now!

fooDcrazEE said...

u seems to travel a lot Tu..between Nha Trang-Hanoi-Saigon....lovely job u had there...

enchanteur said...

lucky lucky...couldnt find ur page for 2 days.... thot u were gone.... but sigh of relief u r back on today...;-)

nice to see u.....

Thao said...

Oh men!! I miss these sweets. The greatest thing of Saigon sweets is that everything is made with coconut milk.

Stunning pictures!!

krisTi said...

when I visit vietnam, you are gonna have to show me all these little locations :)

g.knotee said...

Sarap! (that's yummy in Filipino) I'm missing Vietnam again. Wish I could've stayed longer.

Godknows said...

Hi all, thanks for all comments and welcomback messages. It means a lot to me. Thank you.
krisTi, let me kwon on your arrival OK/

Candyfeehily said...

oh ghosh this looks so yummmy..... i like green bean paste the best out of all che` tho... forgot the name of it.

Thuy said...

Mmmm! That looks so good. My mouth is watering just from looking at the pictures.

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