Sweet Banana and Coconut Milk Soup: Che Chuoi
- 1 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup tapioca pearls
- 1/2 cup sugar
- Pinch coarse sea salt
- 1 1/2 ripe bananas, peeled and diced, or 1 cup fresh sweet yellow corn kernels
- Toasted sesame seeds
Bring the coconut milk and 1 cup water to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, stir in the tapioca pearls, sugar, and salt, and cook until tapioca pearls are translucent, about 30 minutes. Add banana or fresh corn kernels and cook for 10 minutes more.
Divide among 4 bowls, garnish each with a sprinkle or 2 of sesame seeds, and serve hot, at room temperature, or chilled.
Recipe courtesy of Corinne Trang, Authentic Vietnamese Cooking, Simon & Schuster, 1999