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Hue Cuisine - Unrivalled Delicacy!

Fri, 08 May 2020. Last updated Mon, 11 May 2020 10:20

The Imperial city of Hue is a peculiarity of the hidden, ancient and magnificent beauty from the Golden Empire. Besides the splendor temples and alluring royal tombs, Hue also attracts tourists with a unique quintessence of cuisine.

Bun Bo Hue (Hue style beef noodles)

Bun Bo Hue is one of the most typical Hue dishes. When eating Bun Bo Hue, you can feel the smooth and sweet taste with all the spices. The fragrance of lemongrass, shrimp paste, bone stew, boiled meat, lemon, vegetable, pepper, onion, fish sauce,… intertwine together to create a specialty of Bún bò Huế that has an extraordinary appeal in a very unique Hue style.

Bún bò Huế

Com hen

Com hen is also a famous dish of Hue cuisine. The main ingredient is baby mussel but the additives are quite a lot like fried pork rind, shrimp paste, fresh vegetables, banana flowers, bean sprouts, chopped white taro, roasted peanuts. All are mixed together to bring a rich flavor and pungent taste - very typical of Hue.

Cơm hến

Nem lui

It is often said that "Nem lui is one of dishes with a genuinely Hue style”. Besides the main ingredient is the ground pork skewered on a charcoal stove, the delicacy of this dish is in the accompanying with vegetables and sauce made from dozens of different ingredients.

Nem lụi

Banh canh 

Banh canh in Hue brings the typical flavor of red broth from crab roe and shrimp, when mixed with cashew nuts for a more appealing color. The noodles are also very special, transparent, soft but not crushed.

Bánh canh

Banh khoai

Referring to famous dishes in Hue, it is hard to ignore Banh khoai. The batter is made from rice flour. The fillings are fried shrimp, meat, and mushrooms that are fried together. Banh khoai is often served with figs, unripe bananas, and fresh vegetables.

Bánh khoái

Bun thit nuong (Vermicelli with marinated char-grilled pork)

Traveling to Hue, you can also enjoy this dish. Char-grilled por is marinated carefully in ingredients and when grilled up, it becomes soft, not dry and slightly sweet. The dish is served with fresh vegetables and dipping sauce.
Bún thịt nướng

Che Hue (Hue style sweet soup)

When it comes to sweet soup, there is probably nowhere having many types of sweet soup like Hue. Only royal sweep soup has more than 36 types, sophisticated from processing to presentation. From sweet soup made from green bean, lotus seed, pandanus leaf... to sound more exotic like sweet soup made from a variety of taro grown in Hue, betel nut flower, grilled pork wrapped in cassava flour... Then dozens of popular sweet soups such as corn, millet, sweet potato, lablab bean...

Chè Huế

Banh beo, Banh nam, Banh bot loc

They are the quintessence of Hue cuisine. Banh beo is shaped as beautiful as Japanese duckweed, made of rice flour, covered with toasted shrimp flakes and served with sweet fish sauce. The ingredients for Banh nam are similar to Banh beo, but Banh nam is wrapped in banana leaves before steaming. Banh bot loc are made from cassava tubers (also called tapioca roots, which are finely ground and then refined with starch). The fillings are shrimp and pork braised fat. When boiled, Banh bot loc can be wrapped with banana leaves, or be eaten directly. Usually the food stores have all 3 types.

Bánh bèo

In addition, there are various types of dishes that you should try once in Hue travel tours. 

Some recommended addresses in Hue where you can enjoy famous Hue dishes are:

- In front of Dong Ba Market gate

- Mrs Đỏ‘s at 71 Nguyen Binh Khiem St., Phu Cat Ward, Hue City

- Mrs Doi’s on 9 Nguyen Trai St. and 34 Ngo Gia Tu St.

- Sao’s is on Phan Boi Chau St., in front of Hung Dao theater (sold in the evening)

Will you make a "food tour" to Hue? Hunt cheap flight tickets to Hue here.

Popular airports in Hue

Phu Bai International Airport, Hue (HUI) - Vietnam

Popular airlines flying to Hue

Vietjet Air -> 36 USD Thai Airways -> 274 USD China Southern Airlines -> 560 USD Air India -> 718 USD
Lanmei Airlines -> 268 USD Philippine Airlines -> 673 USD Turkish Airlines <-> 1,322 USD Vietnam Airlines -> 26 USD
China Airlines -> 887 USD Iberi <-> 7,640 USD Hong Kong Airlines -> 395 USD All Nippon Airways <-> 655 USD
Korean Air <-> 1,547 USD Brussels Airlines <-> 8,023 USD Cathay Pacific Airways -> 372 USD United Airlines <-> 1,471 USD
Hainan Airlines -> 962 USD Shanghai Airlines <-> 1,095 USD Dragon Airlines -> 444 USD Delta Airlines -> 482 USD

Popular flights to Hue

Country City
Malaysia -> Hue 560 USD Kota Kinabalu
United States -> Hue 582 USD Boston, Dallas, New York, Miami, Minneapolis, Seattle, Tampa
Vietnam -> Hue 22 USD Dalat, Ho Chi Minh City
Japan -> Hue 511 USD Ishigaki, Osaka, Kumamoto, Kagoshima, Takamatsu
Cambodia -> Hue 233 USD Sihanoukville
Taiwan -> Hue 277 USD Taipei
Lao, People's Dem. Rep. -> Hue 170 USD Vientiane, Savannakhet
Canada -> Hue 545 USD Montreal

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