Chè isn't your typical dessert. At least not in the western world. It's a Vietnamese sweet drink, soup, or pudding that consists of a syrupy liquid poured over ice. There are many different versions, but the most common are served with a type of bean, fruit, jelly, or grain. At first, I was hesitant to try it. Beans in a dessert? That doesn't make any sense. But if you think about it, when the beans are mashed up they provide a consistentcy similar to icing. Add a bunch of sugar and it tastes a lot like icing. The jelly that is often floating around in it, looking like a creature from the Vietnamese swamps, has a texture that isn't typical in North America. It's chewy and slimey, but the taste isn't bad. The liquid sometimes contains coconut milk, which is a real treat for even the most westernized of taste buds. For less than a dollar you can buy a cup at a stand, so why not try it? It'll satisfy that sweet tooth, and cool you off on a hot Vietnamese day.