The delicious culinary of Hue

The cuisine of Hue can be said to be various and special. The foods there have their own distinctions which are difficult to find somewhere else. 
Some unique snack bar:
  • Che Hem, which is famous for the sweet tea with roasted meat.
  • Ya-ua Nguyen Du
  • Soy milk with egg in opposite to Dong Ba market 
  • Vermicelli on Chi Lang Street, nearby Gia Hoi Bridge 
Hue's foods are very delicious and cheap as well. 
Hue is considered the dining paradise with tasty and cheap foods.
 
It is the countless number of specialties in Hue, but, some must-tried-dishes include:

1. Rice with oysters

This kind of food is sold in many food shops and by the street vendors at a very cheap price and with strange taste. 
 
Rice with oyster is one of the most famous dishes of Hue. 
Rice with oyster is one of the most famous dishes of Hue.
 

2. Hue fig fruits

Known as a typical simple food of Hue, fig fruit in Hue are sweet and buttery taste which can be served with some foods like vermicelli with grilled meat, vermicelli with sour meat and shrimp, Khoai cake, beef dipping in vinegar and so on. fig fruits dined with rice paper cake, stewed with meat, beef, fish, etc., 
 

3. Bun Bo Hue 

This is a popular food but you will feel it very different when being dined in Hue. The white fibers of vermicelli are outstanding from the pink tablets of meat and crab. And the pieces of pork leg meat which are well stewed.  This dish is more interesting as served with a bowl of hot and spicy sauce. The beef noodle shops can be found anywhere in the city.
 
Hue noodle with beef is a popular foods with visitors in Hue. 
The affordable Bun Bo Hue
 

4. Banh Beo in Hue

The people in Hue have long used this kind of home flavor food for their minor meals. Besides the street vendors that sell Banh Beo, there are some “Banh Beo Street” near by An Dinh palace, Ngu Binh Street, Nguyen Binh Khiem Street and so on.
 
Banh Beo (Beo Cake) is a specific dish of Hue. 
Banh Beo in Hue 
 

5. Banh Loc “Mụ Đỏ” 

There are a lot of foodshops serving banh beo and banh loc, but one of the most famost one is the shop of Mrs Do which is often called Banh Loc Mu Do shop. Besides some kind of cakes like banh loc, banh beo, banh nam, there is the dish called banh la cha tom at 71 Nguyen Binh Khiem.
 
Loc Cake 
 

6. Banh Khoai

This kind of cake is made from rice powder stired with water and  egg yolks, then added some pepper, onion, fishsauce, shrimps without covers, grilled beef or bird meat sliced, fat meat in small pieces and fresh bean sprouts. 
 
Khoai Cake  a special foods of Hue 
Banh Khoai in Hue looks like Banh Xeo.
 

Cheap and delicious restaurants in Hue:

  1. The restaurant with Hue style beef noodles, Nguyen Du street, located near Nguyen Du - Chi Lang intersection

  2. Mrs. Doi's thick noodle, No. 9 Nguyen Trai, No. 01 Duong Van An and No. 36 Ngo Gia Tu

  3. Thuong Tu Khoai cake, No. 6 Dinh Tien Hoang

  4. Phuc Phuc shop with baby basket clams rice, porridge, Kiet 7 Ung Binh, Con Hen

  5. Alley Sweet Soup, No. 1 Kiet 29 Hung Vuong

  6. Mrs. Do's filter cake, No. 07 - 08 Nguyen Binh Khiem, Phu Cat ward

  7. Thanh Lieu Vegetarian Restaurant, 50 Nguyen Cong Tru


Travel Conversation Questions :



Jim R :
I love spicy food and understand from this forum that Hue serves spicy cuisine, please recommend a few famous spicy dishes in Hue.

Stuart D :
You can add chili to everything, just ask for some soy sauce and a chili and cut it with a spoon, then dip anything into it.
I agree with daawgon that Bún Bò Huế can be very spicy, and it is one of my favorites.
Pho is usually as spicy as you want it to be as you add the ingredients yourself. Be cautious though, it get increasingly spicy as you empty your bowl!


Nancy B : 

Where can i get the best bun bo hue? what are specialty dishes that i should try. someone told me i should try banh khot? what exactly is that?


James S :

The best Bun Bo Hue i've tried is in a little market at Thuan An,about 14km outside Hue,at the relatively famous Thuan An Beach.The best Bun Bo's are always the street venders.Little red tables & dwarf red plastic chairs are heaven....to me!

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