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in search of... Tri Colored Desert - Vietnamese

glassgirl74 Jul 29, 2011 03:27 PM

Looking for this amazing layered desert I had in Minneapolis and wondering if it exists here in NYC.
3 delicious layers of sweetness:

1) Agar Agar jelly
2) sweet mung beans
3) sweet kidney beans

all served under a layer of shaved ice, coconut milk and sweetened condensed milk.


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    kathryn RE: glassgirl74 Jul 29, 2011 03:43 PM

    Is it Che Ba Mau? AKA Rainbow Drink?


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    1. re: kathryn
      glassgirl74 RE: kathryn Jul 29, 2011 08:00 PM

      yes! Very similar to both pictures.
      Che Ba Mau- Tri-colored dessert with agar, mung bean and black beans in coconut milk
      If you are ever in Minneapolis MN, check out Quang
      Where can I find this in NYC??
      Thanks, Kathryn!

      1. re: glassgirl74
        Lau RE: glassgirl74 Jul 30, 2011 07:42 AM

        for some reason i blanking on specific names, but most of the viet restaurants in chinatown have che ba mau, its a very common (and delicious) vietnamese dessert. unfortunately vietnamese food in NY is very weak as there arent many vietnamese people here (i love vietnamese food too)


        1. re: glassgirl74
          kathryn RE: glassgirl74 Jul 30, 2011 07:46 AM

          Here's a start:

          Given that Vietnamese restaurants in NYC are typically considered to be not as strong as other cuisines, I'd try somewhere in the Outer Boroughs for a good rendition.

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