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Recipe Chè Chuối - Banana and Coconut Tapioca Pudding

Banana and Coconut Tapioca Pudding

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How about surprising yourself with Chè Chuối? This Vietnamese dessert is made with tapioca pearls, banana and coconut milk. A delicious tropical taste!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Vietnam
Servings 6 servings

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  • 1/2 cup tapioca pearls
  • 5-6 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cup coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 pinch salt


  • roasted peanut - roughly ground


  • Soak the tapioca pearls in water for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cut the bananas into thin slices and place them in a bowl. Cover the banana slices with sugar and marinate.
  • In a deep pan, boil 1 cup of water. Drain the tapioca pearls and add to the pan. Stir and cook for approx. 15 minutes.
  • Add the banana slices with sugar, coconut milk and a pinch of salt.
  • Cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Taste and adjust the sugar.

For serving

  • Split into bowls
  • Sprinkle some roasted peanuts on top.


  • It can be served hot or cold.
  • For the cold version, when placing it in the refrigerator to cool down, cover the bowls so as not to dry out. 
  • You can also serve it on top of shaved ice.
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