Although I was never really a chè person back home, I do miss it from time to time now that I live in South Korea. I feel like this is all just in my head and that I only “miss” it because I don’t easily have access to it nowadays. If I ever wanted chè back in the states, I would just head down to Bánh Mì Chè Cali and pick from the 20 varieties they have in the silver basins. Nowadays, not so much. The only place I’ve seen chè is the sketchy Vietnamese restaurant near Daejeon Station. On weekends, they’ll have 1-2 basic ones out for what I assume to be 2,500 per bowl.
While browsing through my old friend Alice’s food blog, I noticed that she posted a chè bắp recipe. It looked REALLY GOOD. So I decided to haul ass to Home Plus and buy a can of sweet corn (990won), a can of coconut milk (3,750 won), and some sweet rice (1,890won). I followed her directions to a T and cooked everything this past Saturday. The result:
I remember it being a lot sweeter than what I cooked up… I think the sweet corn in this can wasn’t really that sweet… I mean it was a decent dessert. The coconut milk was awesome. My sticky rice wasn’t really sticky – I question if I even used the right kind hahaha. I’m sure I did though since this is the same brand my mother uses back at home. Overall, it was a satisfying dessert. I need to find a way to make the rice stickier/porridge-like next time though.
Thank you Alice ^_^