Authentic Che Dessert in Orlando
Sometimes it pays to walk into questionable hallways. As I was walking around the Mills 50 neighborhood in Orlando I saw a sign that said Che. Che is my favorite Vietnamese dessert - a soup often prepared with one of a number of varieties of beans, tubers, and/or glutinous rice, cooked in water and sweetened with sugar and garnished with coconut crème. I had never seen a store in the US that specialized in just che so of course I followed the sign. It led me into a abandoned looking hallway and just when about ready to give up the search thinking the sign was old – I came across the tiny little store. I think the Vietnamese woman inside was pretty shocked to see me – and even more shocked when I ordered something! I had the sticky rice dumpling with ginger sauce and talked to the owner a bit who was originally from Vietnam. If you want a real authentic dessert – then stop by Che 789 at 1210 E. Colonial Drive #9 – and don’t be afraid to go down the hallway!
By Sherry Ott, AFAR Ambassador
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