Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Desserts & Drinks)

Cassava Sweet Recipe

This type of sweet and sticky snack is usually served with a cup of light jasmine tea. More like an Indian helva than a cake, this recipe can also make using sweet potatoes or yams in place of the cassava.

To prepare the cassava for grating, use a sharp knife to slit the whole length of the root and then carefully peel off the skin. Simply grate the peeled root using a coarse grater.

Ingredients : Serves 6-8

1/2 teaspoon

350 ml

115 g

2.5 ml


675 g

Butter, for greasing

Coconut milk

Palm sugar

Ground aniseed


Cassava root, peeled and grated

Method :
  • Preheat the oven to 190oC/375oF/Gas 5 and grease the baking dish with some butter.

  • In a bowl, whisk the coconut milk with the sugar, aniseed and salt, until the sugar has dissolved.

  • Beat the grated cassava root into the coconut mixture and pour into the greased baking dish.

  • Place it in the oven and bake for about 1 hour, or until nicely golden on top.

  • Leave the sweet to cool in the dish before serving.

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