What to eat in Hue Vietnam

February 7, 2016 by lehoang0

Hue city is well known as the old capital of Vietnam with the rich history, the must-visited tourist attraction and the simple lifestyle of the people here. Specially, do not miss tasting distinctive Hue food! What to Eat In Hue? In this article, it will answer this frequently asked question when you visit Hue.


1.Bun Bo Hue (Hue Beef noodle)

Bun Bo Hue is a popular spicy beef noodle soup that you must be eat in Hue. This dish is greatly enjoyed for its balance of spicy, sour, salty. The major ingredient to cook is beef and pork. The broth is prepared by simmering bone and meat shank with lemongrass. You can eat “Bun Bo Hue” with mixing salad (banana blossom, lettuce, mung bean sprout,…)

Offer: Bun Bo Ba Tuyet, 47 Nguyen Cong Tru Street, 20.000 – 40.000 VND.

bun bo hue - eat in Hue

2.Com/Bun Hen (Mussel Rice/ Noodle)

Com/Bun Hen is very popular everywhere in Hue. It is a mixed bowl such as rice or noodles, mussel, crisp pork cracklings, mangos, peanuts, glass noodles and herbs. This Hue food uses with a bowl of hot clam broth that you can add as you wish.

Offer: Com Hen, 17 Han Mac Tu Street, 10.000 VND.

com hen - eat in Hue

3.Nem lui (Grilled ground pork on stick)

Nem Lui combines lemongrass sticks and marinated pork giving it a one of kind flavor. You can take one rice paper, put some vegetables, salad, cucumber, takes one grilled ground pork and roll all of it together hen put the lemongrass out and eat with peanut sauce.

Offer: Tai Phu Restaurant, 02 Dien Bien Phu Street, 100.000 VND.

4.Hue Cake

Banh Khoai (Hue Fried Pancakes)

Banh Khoai is made of rice flour fried until crispy with pork meat, egg and shrimp to eat with fresh lettuce leaves, herbs and dipping the peanut sauce.

Offer: Lac Thien Restaurant, 06 Dinh Tien Hoang Street, 25.000 VND.

Banh loc (Clear dumpling)

Banh Loc is a popular savory cake in Hue food. The pork and shrimp are wrapped in a small piece of a banana leaf, steam in a large batch and served with a side of sweet chili dipping sauce. You can eat by open the banana leaf, take out the cake, dip in the fish sauce and taste the deliciousness in your mouth.

Offer: Dong Ba Market, Tran Hung Dao Street, 10.000 – 20.000 VND.

banh loc - eat in Hue

Banh Beo (Steamed Rice Cake)

Banh Beo is made up of small steamed rice pancakes. It usually has a dimple in the center, which is covered with a savory recipe including fresh shrimp, mung bean, fried shallots, fish sauce.

Offer: Hanh Restaurant, 11 Pho Duc Chinh Street, 40.000 VND.

banh beo - eat in Hue

Banh Nam (Steamed Flat Rice Dumpling)

What you expect is the rice flour, with a bit of shrimp and pork meat being smashed so you can’t see the meat clearly. It is wrapped in banana leaves, steamed and served with nuoc mam pha.

Offer: Thuy Restaurant, 16 Pham Hong Thai Street, 10.000 VND.

Ram it (Sticky rice cake)

One of which is the sticky rice cake. The cake made of pork belly, bean and shrimp. The special thing makes it different from the others that the fried golden brown and crisp is under the semi-circular sticky rice on the top of it. The crispness and chewiness texture perfectly complement each other. You eat by dipped it in the fish sauce.

Offer: Thuy Restaurant, 16 Pham Hong Thai Street, 10.000 VND.

ram it - eat in Hue

5. Banh Ep

If you want a different experience in Hue food, Banh Ep is the one you should try. It is such as tapioca flour and the filling (egg, pate, jerky, meat, or any combination of them). It is cooked the cakes by pressing the dough between two pieces of cast iron on charcoal, and then they put the filling on top, and press them again into the heat. You can eat by dip it in a sour sauce.

Offer: Gia Di, 101 Ba Trieu Street, 12.000 VND.

banh ep - eat in Hue

6.Bun Thit Nuong (Grilled Pork Noodle)

It is a popular cold Vietnamese rice noodle dish, topped with tasty grilled pork and some peanuts. The sauce is not normal fish sauce. It is a thick sauce made of minced pig’s liver, peanut and roasted sesame. Mix all of it together and eat.

Offer: Dong Ba Market, Tran Hung Dao Street, 20.000 – 30.000 VND.

bun thit nuong - eat in Hue

7.Che Bot Loc Heo Quay (Cassava Filled With Grilled Pork Sweet Soup)

It is a special dessert in Hue food. It is made from pieces roasted pork which is cut into small pieces inside tapioca. Then they are simmered until they have a caramel-like color. It used with sugar water. This sweet soup has both sweet and salty so not cloy.

Offer: Che Hem, 1/29 Hung Vuong Street, 10.000 VND.

che bot loc heo quay - eat in Hue
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