Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam

Chè Minh Khai

18A/10/A1 Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai, D. 1 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
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Chè Minh Khai is famous for its Vietnamese green bean sweet soup in Ho Chi Minh City. They serve several different types of sweet soup and also a kind of crab soup. The affordable prices and good quality draw a lot of young locals.

Chè Minh Khai
Chè Minh Khai
Chè Minh Khai

A little disappointing

Reviewed on 2013-11-16

I decided to try out Chè Minh Khai based on some online reviews and friends' recommendations. I also happen to really enjoy Vietnamese sweet soups, also know as chè. My standard choice is either a banana sweet soup (chè chuối) or purple rice with yogurt (sữa chua nếp cẩm), sadly neither was available here.

Instead I opted for a chè thưng, which is a combo sweet soup with several different main ingredients. To be honest, I am not entirely sure what everything was, but there were peanuts, taro, cassava, green bean, sea weed, and water chestnuts at least. I found this sweet soup a bit disappointing, and did not feel that the different flavors complemented each other well.

I also has some homemade yogurt which was tasty, but very similar to almost every other home made yogurt you will try in small Vietnamese restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City. I spent a total of 18,000₫ on the sweet soup and yogurt so it was very affordable, and the lady who runs the shop was very friendly, but the experience does not make me want to go back even though it was certainly OK.