Coconut is a staple in Vietnamese cooking. Coconut water is used for braising, larger pieces of grated coconut are used as toppings, and coconut milk is used in curries and sweet puddings. Coconut is also used in beverages such as chè, which is a chilled drink containing coloured beans, lotus seeds, fresh fruit and lots of ice; a nice cooling drink for a hot day. The fresher the coconut, the better!

Coconut in Vietnamese Cooking