10 incredible delicious dishes in Hue

Curated by BuffaloTripNovember 11, 2015 Viewed: 837

If you go to Hue without trying delicious dishes below are sure that you have lost something interesting, the attractiveness of the whole trip already. So let's refer to a list of 10 foods you need to eat in Hue as a beautiful piece of land!

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1. Com Hen (Mussel rice)

Best Com Hen or mussel rice only in Hue. This is a rustic dish has everywhere, from rural to urban. Mussel rice is made from white rice cooked and cooled, served with fried oysters and crispy greaves.

Mussel rice with shrimp sauce Hue little more fleshy medium, tart, spicy and pungent; Additives are served with raw vegetables include: vegetables, banana, bean sprouts and little white body shredded taro. Peanuts are roasted until brown with beautiful color.

In addition, the mussel rice stores also have mussels noodles, and it is very delicious. This dish is best in Hen Island (Con Hen), or sidewalk shop on Tran Nhan Tong Street, near Tay Loc market.

2. Hue cakes

Banh Beo ( water fern cake), Banh Ram It, Banh Bot Loc ..., each with a unique and personal taste. Banh Bot Loc is touch in chewing, the kernel with pink shrimp in the middle of the cake is visible. 

Banh Ram It - A patty of super-crunchy deep-fried stick rice paste, topped with a steamed sticky rice paste dumpling filled and topped with a crispy mixture of stir-fried shrimp and pork.

Banh Beo (water fern cake) is a kind of small steamed rice pancake, about the size of a silver dollar, that come five pieces to an order, topped with dried shrimp, pork cracklings, shallots and herbs and served with nuoc mam pha. 

Each type of cake served with a different sauce – nuoc mam pha. You can enjoy Hue cakes in the markets, or every stores on the street of Chi Lang, Dien Bien Phu, Nguyen Hue ...

3. Bun Thit Nuong ( noodles with grilled pork)

A special feature of this dish is in grilled pork. Pork meat is marinated enough, the meat is tender and not dry, and has a specific flavor, very special compared to other places.

Sauce served with is also sufficient, especially has a lot of vegetables which is green and fresh. The delicious noodles with grilled pork shops are located in Kim Long garden – on the way to Thien Mu Pagoda.

4. Bun bo Hue ( Hue beef noodles)

Bun bo Hue or Hue beef noodles is connect closely to the city of Hue enough to show the characteristic of this dish to the ancient capital region. Broth of beef noodles soup is baked from beef bones, add a little pork or beef pies and a little fried shrimp sauce, creating a very particular taste.

Bun Bo Hue's typical flavors are spicy and favored by people of Hue. You can eat beef noodles in the streets like Ly Thuong Kiet, Nguyen Cong Tru ...

5. Banh Khoai (Vietnamese Pancake in Hue style)

This is speciality cake only in the Hue, is so much like Banh xeo (sizzling pancake) in the South since they both are made from rice flour but smaller. Banh Khoai are made from flour of milled rice mixed with with water and egg yolk, then add pepper, onion, salt, shelled shrimp, grilled beef (or bird) sliced in small pieces bean sprouts.

The cake is tasty because of delicious broth with peanuts taste, this sauce is very difficult to make, the famous bakery often have their own secret sauce traditional processing. The most famous Banh Khoai is Banh Khoai Thuong Tu which has 3 branches are Lac Thien, Lac Thanh and Bach Yen.

6. Banh canh Nam Pho ( Nam Pho thick noodles soup)

This is the typical thick noodles soup of Nam Pho people (Phu Vang district), unlike any thick noodles soup in other areas. The vermicelli of this dish is made of rice flour or tapioca and it is quite chewy and thick with the nutty taste of flour.

Broth used for thick noodles soup are made from crab, mashed lean meat, shrimp, pork ribs, grill, along with its own secret to make Nam Pho thick noodles soup solid and have typical flavor.

Nam Pho thick noodles soup do not be served in restaurants but only sells in the street vendors, and can be found at markets.

7. Che ( sweet soup)

Sweet soup at 27 Hung Vuong has become a popular place in the ancient capital. Near Youth park also has a wide range of mobile sweet soup, lightening brightly a whole sidewalk.

Each shop has about more than twenty types of sweet soup with all colors are present in the aluminum pots, look very nice and attractive. This dish attracts specially foreign tourists.

8. Chung cake Nhat Le ( Vietnamese square glutinous rice cake)

This is a famous dish in Hue and originating from Nhat Le street in the internal city. The cakes are sweet – smelling and flexible, is wrapped in banana leaves with eye-catching green color. Chung cake Nhat Le is better when getting cold. With a bite, you will feel directly greasy kernel of brown beans and white fat meat. This is not only delicious specialties food which travelers love, but also a good present for friends after travel.

9. Nem lui

This is one of the best dishes of Hue; both locals and visitors love. Two most famous Nem lui restaurants are located on Nguyen Hue Street, always full of people eating.

10. Vegetarian food

As a city with convergence of beautiful scenery of famous temples in the country, Hue is also the place has delicious and special vegetarian cuisine, serves Buddhist visiting the Pagoda. The vegetarian dishes here are diverse and abundant, processed only from vegetables, mushrooms, tofu ... but you'll have a full meal and hearty. 

If you want to enjoy vegetarian food in Hue, you can come over Tu Dam Pagoda or Lien Hoa Vegetarian restaurant – No.3 Le Quy Don street, with very cheap price.


Written by buffalotrip.com. Photo by vntravel.org.

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