Street Food: Chè

I can’t say I’ve tried out much street food since I’ve been here, and that’s partly because I’m a vegetarian and much of the street food has meat in it. It’s probably time to be more adventurous though!  I have however, been introduced to the world of street food sweets. “Chè” refers to a kind of sweet, soup-like food. There are several kinds, and to be honest I haven’t really figured out the names. The stands are easy to pick out though as there will be bowls filled brightly colored foods.

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From what I can tell, each bowl contains a different variety of chè. There are different kinds of sweet beans, sweet corn, glass jelly, tapioca and fruit as well as coconut milk. Just have a bowl or glass filled with ingredients of your choice and top it off with a bit of crushed ice. My absolute favorite ingredient is lychee, which are the yellowish fruits pictured above.

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As you can tell, this isn’t from the same place as above, but is a much prettier one with ingredients that were chosen for me.

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Mix it all together and enjoy! Yum! Now I’m hungry…

Also, a bit of an update for you…I’m employed! I start tomorrow and I’m pretty excited about it. I’ll be teaching English to primary school kids. Yay for having a job!

Since this post was about food, I’ll end with something else. Remember those plastic animals from the night market? Well, I bought one:

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and look what he does!!!

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Definitely worth the 20,000 VND I spent. Oh, and please like my page on Facebook!

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