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Che Chuoi (Warm Bananas and Tapioca Pearls In Coconut)

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Che Chuoi is a traditional Vietnamese dessert of warm bananas and tapioca pearls in coconut.


Yield: 4 servings



  • 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


  1. Sprinkle the bananas with sugar and salt and set aside.
  2. Soak tapioca pearls for 30 minutes and drain.
  3. In a deep saucepan, heat the coconut milk and water over medium heat for 14 minutes. Add tapioca and continue heating for another minute.
  4. Serve topped with peanuts and sesame seeds.


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