Desserts in Vietnam are generally different from most western desserts. Of course, you’ll find the occasional French baked item straight from the pastry shop and made Vietnamese here.

However, a set of desserts is inherently Vietnamese: chè. There is nothing more pleasant on a hot summer day than eating this sweet and cold delicacy.

No, he’s not the famous beret-clad revolutionary whose face is plastered all over his shirts. Pham Ngu Lao.

It is a dessert. In fact, it is a family of desserts. Chè It can be served hot or cold, in bowls, glasses, or over ice. There is a wide range of flavors and it can contain any number of different ingredients: beans, tapioca, jellies, sticky rice, and fruit to start with. The options are almost endless and it is almost impossible to produce a complete list. But we did a survey at the City Pass Guide offices. The result: this list of the best chè dishes in Saigon.

Chè thập cẩm – Mixed sweet soup

Chè thập cẩm is the heterogeneous mixture of the chè family, the perfect choice for someone who wants a little bit of everything. This glass of chè It has it all: beans, jelly, tapioca, steamed green rice flakes, mung bean puree, coconut milk, and sweet syrup on top. Everything is layered and then mixed together when eaten, making a sweet and savory snack for a light and refreshing snack.

Chè thập cẩm is the best option for those who want a little of everything. Image Source:

Price: VND 10,000 to 22,000

Where to eat it:

Chè Kỳ Đồng

Address: 16C Ky Dong, D3, HCMC

Hours: from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Phone: 090 895 41 66

Chè Kỳ Đồng is one of the most popular mixed sweet soup shops in Saigon. It is located on Ky Dong Street, a place that has been around for more than 34 years. The menu is updated every year with more new options for chè lovers, but the soul of this shop will always be the sweet mixed soup. Everything is super affordable and the quality of your chè thập cẩm is tall. Not too sweet, not too smooth, creamy, or chewy. All you need to do is mix everything up and enjoy.

Sâm bổ lượng (sweet Ching bo leung soup)

If you don’t want coconut milk in your sweet soup, you better take a look sâm bổ lượng. This chè it’s a revered herbal remedy as well as a dessert.

A glass of sâm bổ lượng it usually contains dried red jujube, dried longan, peanuts, lotus seeds, one or two slices of lotus roots, and finely grated seaweed with sugar syrup and crushed ice. Some of the ingredients are believed to help the cardiovascular system and help the body to function better. There is nothing more pleasant on a hot summer day than eating this tasty cold delicacy.

Unlike other sweet Vietnamese soups, sâm bổ lượng syrup does not contain coconut milk. Image source:

Price: VND 10,000 to 33,000

Where to eat it:

Chè Sâm Bổ Lượng

Address: 339/14 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, D3, HCMC

Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Chè Thái (Thai sweet soup)

If you don’t mind durian, have a tasty glass of chè Thái. A version of Thailand bathtub tim grob, the Vietnamese version is less sweet and uses a variety of fruits. In fact, you can find a rainbow in Thai sweet soup: yellow from jackfruit, red from fake pomegranate seeds, green from Vietnamese jellies, and white from lychees and longans. All are served in a tall glass with condensed milk and a tablespoon of durian.

Chè Thái is served in a tall glass with condensed milk and a tablespoon of durian. Image source:

Price: VND 18,000 to 33,000

Where to eat it:

Chè Thái Ý Phương

Address: 380 Nguyen Tri Phuong, D10, HCMC

Hours: 10 am to 12 am

There ain’t just one or two chè Shops on Nguyen Tri Phuong Street in District 10 – it’s a whole street of Thai sweet soup! Around 7pm, the entire area offering Thai sweet soup is lit up with neon lights, making it feel like you’re on a busy central Hong Kong street. Customers, from teenagers to college students, from young couples to families with children, sit on plastic chairs and tables overlooking the busy street and wait for desserts to be served. You can walk into any shop you like, but we highly recommend Chè Thái Ý Phương, a dessert shop that is almost 20 years old. You will not be disappointed.

Chè Khúc bạch (sweet Khuc Bach porridge)

Chè khúc bạch”It is very familiar to the southern variety but it first originated in Hanoi. Its perfect balance of lychee, creamy jelly and almonds gives street food lovers a taste of summer.

It was introduced to Saigon a long time ago, but chè khúc bạch became a hit with Saigon youth in 2013. The original Khuc Bach sweet soup contains cheese jelly, lychee jelly, toasted grated almond seeds and sugar syrup. “Simple” and “tasty” are the two words that best describe the flavor of this dessert.

The original chè khúc bạch contains cheese jelly, lychee jelly, grated almonds and sugar syrup. Image source:

Beloved of saigon chè khúc bạch It was creatively varied by adding new ingredients and new cheese jelly flavors. Today, chè Lovers have more options than ever to enjoy, like chè khúc bạch with fruits, tofu, cheese, cocoa, green tea, chocolate and much more.

Saigon shops offer a wide variety of options for lovers of chè khúc bạch. Image Source:

Chè khúc bạch best served with some crushed ice. It is an excellent option for any time of the day.

Price: VND 20,000 to 33,000

Where to eat:

Chè Khúc Bạch Thanh

Address: 68/210 Tran Quang Khai Street, D1, HCMC

Hours: 9:00 am to 9:30 pm

Chè Mâm (sweet soup “buffet”)

If you can’t decide which Vietnamese sweet soup to try, order a little of everything. In Saigon, varieties of sweet soups are served in small portions on a tray (“mom”In Vietnamese); there are up to 16 options available. In this way, you can select your own perfect selection of Vietnamese sweet desserts, from chè đậu xanh (sweet mung bean soup) for chè bà ba (a heavy, starchy combination of sweet potato, cassava, and taro in a rich coconut milk soup) and so on. This is always a good option if you eat with a group of four or more.

Various flavors of the sweet soup, all in one tray and ready to go. Image source:

Price: VND 5,000 to 30,000

Where to eat:

Chè Mâm Khánh Vy

Address: 242B Su Van Hanh St., D10, HCMC

Opening hours: 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Take a tour of this famous store through this video:

Video Source: Hem Gem

In addition to local flavors, Saigon chè Sweet soups brought from other countries in the region are also included. Regional flavors are added, making them culturally unique.

Chè Campuchia – Cambodian-style sweet soup

Cambodian style chè It is made with shaved ice, coconut milk served with durian sauce, egg noodle strands, palm fruit, salted egg, mung bean paste, and baby tamarind. However, the key ingredient that gives this treat its special flavor is pumpkin flan, a delicacy made from egg custard cooked in a hollowed-out pumpkin. These pumpkins are generally imported from Cambodia, which gives the custard a sweeter taste than the pumpkins in Vietnam. Make sure you don’t eat the peel!

The key ingredient here is the pumpkin flan. Image source:

Price: VND 10,000 to 22,000

Where to eat it:

Chè Cô Huôi – Chợ Hồ Thị Kỷ

Address: 57 / 21A Ho Thi Ky St, D10, HCMC. (at the Ho Thi Ky market)

Hours: 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Telephone: 090 991 87 07

Ho Thi Ky Market, located on the borders of District 10 and District 1, is well known as the largest flower market in Ho Chi Minh City, as well as Cambodia’s unofficial city of Saigon. You can find various cambodian dishes here, and sweet soup is one of them.

Chè Đài Loan Meet Fresh – Taiwanese sweet soup Meet Fresh

Meet Fresh is a Taiwan-based chain, popular for its herbal jelly, much adored by young Vietnamese people. One bowl of Meet Fresh contains a combination of herb jelly and taro balls. Some of the common toppings include beans, nuts, and fruits, depending on your preference. This Taiwanese sweet soup is topped with brown sugar, coconut milk, and sugar syrup. For anyone unfamiliar with these ingredients, herb jelly is an Asian dessert, made with leaves of mesona chinensis, a member of the mint family. Taro balls, the most chewy balls, similar to mochi, similar to Chinese sticky rice balls, are made from taro.

Meet Fresh’s exclusive Herbal Jelly (Mini Taro Ball + Honey Beans + Pearls) Image Source:

Price: VND 90,000 to 150,000

Where to eat it:

Meet Fresh Ngô Đức Kế

Address: 50 Ngo Duc Ke St, D1, HCMC

Opening hours: 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Find out more about making this Trendy Sweet Soup in the video below.

Video Source: Meet Fresh Vietnam


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