Food Adventure In Hue - Hue specialties you will love

Hue is not only famous for its poetical beauty or ancient culture, the city is also a food paradise, with a diverse and unique cuisine. Here is the list of some of the best local food in Hue. Let’s check it out!

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Bun Bo Hue (Hue Beef Noodle Soup)

Bun bo Hue with the delicious taste is a famous regional specialty comprising thick rice vermicelli and various topping (pig blood, pork knuckles, slices of beef) in a flavorful soup, served with fresh herbs. Visiting Hue, you can easily find many places selling Bun bo Hue along the streets both in the morning and in the evening.

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Bun bo Hue (Hue Beef Noodle Soup)

Nem Lui (Hue Lemongrass Skewers)

Nem lui, made from ground meat putting on lemongrass skewers grilled on charcoal, has the perfect flavor and can be eaten as a light meal in a day. Nem lui is served with rice paper, lettuce, cucumber slices, fresh herbs and rice vermicelli dipping in a special peanut sauce, so tasty and healthy.

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Nem lui Hue (Hue Lemongrass Skewers)

Com Hen (Clam Rice)

Com hen is a very famous specialty of Hue consisting of rice, baby basket clams, fried pork skins, roasted peanuts, shrimp paste and fresh herbs. Commonly served as breakfast, the simple and rustic com hen is often paired with a bowl of clam broth, shredded banana blossoms and bean sprouts. There are lots of food stalls inside Dong Ba market selling this Hue specialty at a quite cheap price.

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Com hen (Hue clam rice)

Banh Khoai (Vietnamese Crepe/Khoai Cake)

Banh Khoai is a crispy turmeric yellow open-faced crepe filled with pork, shrimp, scallions and beansprouts. In some other places, they cook it with quail eggs and star fruit. In comparison to Banh Xeo, it is smaller but thicker. Banh Khoai is much more delicious when eating with a plate of fresh herbs and is a must try snack that you should try in your trip to Hue.

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Banh Khoai (Vietnamese Crepe)

Banh Beo (Steamed Rice Cakes)

Banh beo is a kind of steamed bloating-fern-shaped cake topped with dried shrimp, crispy pork rind, shallots, dipped in flavorful fish sauce and chilies. There are 2 main types of banh beo including banh beo chen, which is prepared in a small coin-sized saucer and the large banh beo dia, which is served as a main dish.

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Banh Beo (Hue Steamed Rice Cakes)

Banh Bot Loc (Tapioca Dumplings)

Banh bot loc made from tapioca starch and filled with small marinated shrimp and pork which is wrapped in banana leaves and steamed well. Dipping in the sweet and sour fish sauce, you will feel the tasty and attractive flavor of this simple cake.

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Banh Bot Loc (Tapioca Dumplings)

Bun Thit Nuong (Vermicelli Noodles with Grilled Pork)

Bun thit nuong consists of rice vermicelli noodles, grilled pork, lettuce, cucumbers, fresh herbs, roasted chopped peanuts and fried spring rolls. This delicious and plentiful dish is served with fish sauce, pickled carrots, banana flower and mint. You can enjoy this tasty dish for breakfast or light meal.

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Bun Thit Nuong (Vermicelli Noodles with Grilled Pork)

Banh Ram It (Fried Sticky Rice Dumplings)

Banh ram it is a sticky rice dumpling filling with shrimp and pork belly. The crispy patty in the bottom called “ram” makes the taste much more delicious and also creates a funny sound while chewing.

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Banh Ram It (Fried Sticky Rice Dumplings)

Banh Canh Nam Pho (Nam Pho Thick Noodle Soup)

Nam Pho Thick Noodle Soup containing thick noodle, shrimp, crab, pork covered with broth is considered one of the most versatile dishes among Vietnamese noodle soup dishes. It is often sold in small and simple food stalls and is among the favorite food that you should try for at least one time in Hue.

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Banh Canh Nam Pho (Nam Pho Thick Noodle Soup)

Salad Trai Va (Hue Fig Salad)

Salad trai va is a traditional local dish in Hue which is often available in important ceremonies such as family gatherings or weddings. The ingredients pairing with the fig are carrots, mushrooms, boiled egg, onions and roasted sesame seeds. The thing that make this simple dish become a must-try for visitors traveling to Hue is this green fig is only available in Central Vietnam. Nowadays, in order to make the dish become more nutritious, people often mix it with shrimp and pork.

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Salad Trai Va (Hue Fig Salad)

Above are some of prominent specialties of Hue that are loved and recommended by tourists. Food adventure in Hue and Vietnam is still waiting for you ahead. Check out our Vietnam Tours or Contact us for more information. 

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