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  1. Hue Beef noodle (Bún bò Huế)

Bun Bo Hue’s typical flavors are spicy, hot and in the essence of lemongrass. Bun Bo Hue is served with various veggies and herbs like bean sprouts, shredded banana flower, shredded cabbage and lettuce. Unlike Pho with flat rice noodles, Hue beef noodle are made from round thick noodles.

Where to eat:

Bun Bo Hue

  • Add: 14 Ly ThuongKiet, Hue city
  • Opening hours: 6.00 AM- 9.00 AM

Bun Bo Kim Dong

  • Add: 11 Le Loi
  • Opening hours: 6.00 AM- 9.00 AM

     2. Mussel rice (Cơm Hến)

In the past, com hen or mussel rice was a food just for poor people and it was almost sold by street vendors. Nowadays, mussel rice becomes a specialty that everyone visiting Hue wish to try it out. The hardest step of cooking mussel rice is sifting and winnowing the boiled mussels to split off the shell and the sand inside mussels. Afterwards, mussels will be stir-fried with chopped garlic, onion, fish sauce, pepper and a bunch of minced fragrant khot weed. Steamed rice is mix with seasoned stir-fried mussels with toppings of shrimp pate, chili sauce and roasted peanuts. At the end, you just need to fully enjoy how good mussel rice is.

 Where to eat:

Com Hen Han Mac Tu

  • Add: 17 Han Mac Tu, Hue City
  • Opening hours: 8.00 am- 9.00pm

Com Hen Truong Dinh

  • Add: 02 Truong Dinh st, Hue City

     3. Spring roll with grilled pork (bánh ướt thịt nướng)

Spring roll with grilled pork is a favorite dish of Hue cuisine to many tourists but not many of them know exactly how to make that dish. The soft rice paper covering the moist grilled pork and vegetable which is dip in special sauce gives you a scrumptious taste at the very first bite. The sauce is not normal fish sauce. It is a thick sauce made of minced pig’s liver, chopped garlic, roasted sesame and a little oil and salt. The combination of rice paper, pork, vegetables and sauce brings to eaters a sentation of taste.

Where to eat:

Huyen Anh (huyền anh) restaurant

  • Add: 52/4 Kim Long, Hue ( on the way to Thien Mu pagoda or heaven lady pagoda)
  • Opening hours: 9.00 AM-5.00 PM

Hong Quang restaurant

  • Add: 74 Kim Long street, Hue city.
  • Opening hours: 6.30 AM – 10.00 PM
  1. Banh Beo, Banh Nam, Banh Loc

Banh Beo

The Hue likes the traditional cake on snack. “banh beo” is made simply: powdered rice soak into water for several minutes to have liquid. Then, mix with a little grease and pour into small cups. Enjoying “banh beo” properly is in each small cup, not in the bowl or plate as some restaurant, hotels.

Bot Loc cake (Bánh lọc)

Bot loc cake is a popular Hue local food and it is famous around the country. This cake is made of tapioca with shrimp and pork which is wrapped in banana leaf. The cake is little bit tough but moist and soft together with the scent of banana leaf and savory taste. How to eat this dish? It’s simple! Use your hands. You just need to peel the banana leaf and dip the cake into sweet fish sauce then happily taste this dish with uncontrollable joy.

Banh Nam

Banh Nam are flat and rectangular rice cakes embedded with minced shrimp and scallions and steamed in banana leaves. The outer leaf wrapper serves as a makeshift plate while eating the cake, which dramatically cuts down on the number of dishes to wash! A few squirts of salty fish sauce, usually found tableside, offset the cake’s mildness.

Where to eat Beo, Nam, Loc:

Hang Me restaurant

  • Add: 45 Vo Thi Sau street, Hue city
  • Opening hours: 9.00 AM- 9.00 PM

Ba Do restaurant

  • Add: 71 Nguyen Binh Khiem, Hue city
  • Opening hours: 9.00 AM- 9.00 PM

Hanh

  • Add: 11 Pho Du Chinh st, Hue city.
  • Opening hours: 8.00 AM- 10.00 PM

      5. Vietnamese Pancake (Bánh khoái)

Another beloved savory cake in Hue is Khoai cake. This cake has a beautiful saffron color because it is made of rice flour together with egg yolk and saffron juice. This dish looks like pancake at first sight; dough is poured into a small pan with an addition of shrimps and soya sprouts on top. When the cake is well cooked they fold it in half of circle. Khoai cake is served with vegetables and fish sauce.

  1. Fertimented Pork skewer (Nem lụi)

You will definitely fall in love with this dish as the first skwer. Cheap, delicious, filling and widely available are what people describe fertimented pork skwer. The pork meat is cut into pieces, fertimented and then grilled on a small charcoal bowl. It sounds a simple process but you need to put much attention to make a hand-to-mouth pork skewer. In addition, eating Nem lui with vegetables balances the Ying yang taste which plays a vital role in every Vietnamese foods.

Where to eat Banh Khoai and Nem Lui:

Banh Khoai Lac Thien

  • Add: 6 DinhTien Hoang st, Hue city.
  • Opening hours: 8.00 AM – 10.00 PM

Banh Khoai Hanh

  • Add: 11 Pho Du Chinh st, Hue city.
  • Opening hours: 8.00 AM- 10.00 PM

      7. Sweet soup – Hue dessert (Chè)

Chè is a part of Hue’s culture. There are dozens of sweet soup types in different ingredients, colors, forms and tastes. The popular ingredients in Hue sweet soup are green peas, small red beans, black eye peas, lotus seeds and some kind or fruits and flour. Though there are many types of sweet soups, you can divide them into two main kinds: the royal sweet soup and alley sweet soup. Both types have original outstanding flavors that you can’t stop eating.

Where to eat:

Che Hem

  • Add: on the alley of 29 Hung Vuong st
  • Opening hours: 8.00 AM- 9.00 PM

      8. Vegetarian food

Hue is widely known as the Buddihst city in Viet Nam. This is why vegetarian food is familiar among Hue cuisine. You can be surprised to see many food stall and restaurants serving vegetarian food on the first and the fifteenth day of every lunar month. From the natural ingredients that can be easily found in any local markets, cooks make some of the best vegetarian food that you just want to eat more and more.

Where to eat:

Lien Hoa Restaurant

  • Add: 03 Le Qui Don St, Hue
  • Opening hours: 7 AM – 9.00 PM

Thanh Lieu restaurant (recommended, cheap and delicious)

  • Add: 50 Nguyen Cong Tru street, Hue
  • Opening hours: 7.00 AM – 10.00 PM

Loving Hut restaurant

  • Add: 128 An Duong Vuong st., Hue (near Rubis Hostel)
  • Opening hours: 07.00 AM- 10.00 PM

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