Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Desserts & Drinks)

Vietnamese Bo Bo Cha Cha Recipe

(Che Thung)

Ingredients : Serves 4

200 g

200 g


2 liters

50 g

200 g

100 g


20 g

10 g

300 g

250 ml

1/2 teaspoon

Sweet potatoes, peeled, diced and soaked for 5 minutes

Tapioca, peeled, diced and soaked

in lightly salt water for 10 minutes


Screwpine leaves

Split green beans, soaked overnight

Peanuts (groundnuts), soaked for 30 minutes

then boiled until soft

Sago, soaked for 10 minutes

Wood ear fungus, soaked to soften and thinly sliced


Coconut milk

Vanilla powder

Method :
  • Drain sweet potatoes then boil or steam until cooked and soft.

  • Drain tapioca then boil or steam until cooked and soft.

  • Bring water to the boil with screwpine leaves. Add green beans and cook stirring until green beans are soft.

  • Remove and discard screwpine leaves. Add sweet potatoes. tapioca, peanuts, sago and wood ear fungus and return to the boil.

  • Add sugar then stir in coconut milk and vanilla powder.

  • Serve warm.

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