Banana Coconut Soup

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Inspiration for this blog comes from the most surprising places sometimes. I was reading Richard Scarry to a little one recently and came across this page:

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I’d never heard of banana soup, so I looked it up online and discovered a recipe with great reviews on foodnetwork.com.

This particular version has only a few ingredients and was so easy to make. It primarily consists of bananas, coconut milk and tapioca pearls. And plenty of sugar.

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I know that both bananas and coconut usually elicit extreme reactions – either you like them or you don’t. Bananas don’t bother me and I love coconut so I was prepared to like this….and I really REALLY liked it. In fact I think it’s in my personal top 10 favorite desserts I’ve made for this blog.

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If you are not a banana person, you could just make coconut soup with tapioca. Absolutely delicious on its own (although I would cut out a bit of the sugar).

A couple notes on this: It is somewhat sweet, so I would start with half the sugar and then keep adding to taste. I know the color isn’t vibrant, but please don’t let that deter you from making this….just trust me.

I didn’t make any changes to the recipe (besides skipping sesame seeds), so if you make this, the recipe can be found here: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/saras-secrets/sweet-banana-and-coconut-milk-soup-che-chuoi-recipe/index.html.

If you make it I would love to hear what you think!

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  • charmpam

    it reminds me a bit of the porridge with bananas that i love to make..
    http://kuhari.com/recepti/porridge-s-bijelom-cokoladom/
    I must try this, i love bananas and coconut.. so it should work awesome for me..
    xo from Croatia
    http://www.charmpam.com

    • http://www.jessienextdoor.com/ Jessie

      I love anything with coconut too :) That porridge looks delicious!

  • cynthia hershberger

    i LOVE che chuoi! it’s a happy day when i find it fresh and warm at the local vietnamese supermarket! this recipe looks very simple. others i have found online look a little complicated. i will try this! :)

    • http://www.jessienextdoor.com/ Jessie

      Oh my goodness….I really want to try it fresh at a market. Someday!!

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