Cooked with a sweet coconut milk soup base and square cubes of taro, cassava and khoai lang bí, a typical type of delicious sweet potato having red peel and yellow gut, chè bà ba is one of the most popular Vietnamese desserts famous throughout this country. Usually containing pieces of semolina the stunning dish is specially eaten warm, but you can also enjoy it cold. Indochina travel Vietnam
Including a wide variety of local simple ingredients, chè bà ba is a typical dessert of Southern Vietnamese region that cannot be mistaken for any kinds of sweet soup of this awesome cuisine. In this delicious dessert all of the simple ingredients containing of square cubes of taro, cassava and long sweet potato are cooked in coconut milk for a time long enough for them to be tender of moist. And then they will be decorated with crystal tapioca pearls. Its awesome creamy savor and lasting sweetness make “chè bà ba” a wonderful dish suitable to enjoy during both hot and cold days! Eating chè bà ba topped with roasted sesame or minced peanuts is even a more stunning way to enjoy this already more flavorful delicious dessert. Vietnam travel tours
Nobody knows the true origins of this sweet soup. Many people believe that a person whose nickname was “Third” is the first person made the dish. This is the reason why the name of the dish means “sweet soup of Ms. Third”. However, it is also thought that the name is possibly only symbolic. In Vietnam, local customers usually call these women selling sweet soup by their orders they were born in their families, for example: “Ms. Six”, “Ms. Seven”, “Ms Eight” etc. According to one local legend the dessert has been sold at Bình Tây Market for around half of the century, and it was originally made from a total of from 9 to 10 different ingredients such as coconut milk, green bean, sweet potato, batata and many other ingredients including jujube and seeds of lotus.
As one of the most special characteristic combined with the oatmeal of the South, according to another documentary the soup is special and stunning like a beautiful western girl dressing her three ingenuous but extremely attractive. Although chè bà ba is widely preferred not all of the eaters can know the secret way of cooking this best dish.
When tasting this absolutely delicious dish you can feel the fat of coconut mingling with the smell of green beans, fleshy sweet potatoes as well as lotus seeds and the unclear smell of sticky leaves. This dish is absolutely suitable for sweet lovers.