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Banana Tapioca Pudding, a Vietnamese sweet soup, with creamy coconut soup, banana slices, tapioca pearls and roasted peanuts.
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Vietnamese Banana Tapioca Pudding (Che Chuoi)

Banana Tapioca Pudding (Che Chuoi) is an excellent Vietnamese dessert to use up extra bananas in your kitchen. The creamy coconut soup, fruity scent of bananas, and slightly chewy tapioca pearls are some of the things to like about this delicious dessert.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Dessert and Snack
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: banana tapioca pudding, vegan pudding
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 288kcal
Author: Sophie


  • 1/4 cup small tapioca pearls (about 1.75 oz)
  • 5-6 bananas (about 16-20 oz)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoons sugar
  • unsalted roasted peanuts, slightly crushed


  • Soak tapioca pearls in plenty of water (about 2-3 cups) for an hour.
    Tapioca pearls for Vietnamese banana pudding
  • Peel and slice bananas into 3/4-inch thick slices. Set aside.
    Sliced bananas for Vietnamese banana tapioca pudding
  • Drain tapioca pearls. In a saucepan, bring 1 cup of water to a boil, add tapioca pearls and lower the heat to medium low - medium. Cook and stir frequently to prevent scorching until tapioca pearls are almost clear, some may have a tiny white dot in the center (about 4-5 minutes).
    Cooking Vietnamese banana tapioca pudding
  • Add coconut milk and sugar, stir and cook until the tapioca pearls are all transparent and the mixture comes to a near boil. You can add more coconut milk if you want a thinner soup.
  • Add banana slices, stir gently and let the mixture simmer for 2-3 minutes until bananas are slightly soft and flavors come together. Taste and add more sugar to your liking.
    Cooking Vietnamese banana tapioca pudding
  • Divide banana tapioca pudding into serving glasses and sprinkle with roasted peanuts.


Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 652mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 94IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 2mg