Grilled banana is a famous snack from the Mekong Delta that can be found in many parts of Vietnam’s southern region.
Vietnam's grilled bananas among the world’s most delicious desserts. Photo: VNA
US-based multinational news channel CNN has put Vietnam’s grilled bananas on its list of best desserts in the world, calling it a “must-try”.
It described the sweet course as crispy, smoky and fragrant, and best enjoyed with a lightly sweetened creamy coconut milk and roasted peanuts.
Grilled banana is a famous snack from the Mekong Delta that can be found in many parts of Vietnam’s southern region. The peeled banana is marinated with a little sugar and salt for 30 minutes. It is then covered in glutenous rice cooked in coconut milk, wrapped in banana leave and then grilled.
Culinary Journeys, a food programme that airs monthly on CNN International, compiled the list. It aims to introduce viewers to the best dishes in the world. They can also promote their own dishes by uploading images to Instagram at the hashtag #CNNfood, and CNN’s culinary experts then choose dishes to showcase on the programme.
Other notable desserts in the list included blonde brownies from Qatar, Kenyan cheesecake and Sandesh in India, among others.