Best Local Foods in Hue City You Must Try

Local foods in Hue are not only famous for palace cuisine but the street vendor foods also bring an attractive flavor that you should not miss…

1.Local foods in Hue – Clams Cooked Rice / Cơm hến

Clams Cooked Rice
Clams Cooked Rice

Clams Cooked Rice is sold in many stores and street vendor stalls with very cheap price and exotic flavors. This dish combine of rice with small clams, fried pork fat, banana flower, shrimp sauce and some other spices bring the balance of sweetness, saltiness, sourness and spiciness. You will definitely call the second bowl once you try this local Clams Cooked Rice.
You can find the best Clams Cooked Rice in Mrs. Little’s restaurant at the corner of Pham Hong Thai Street and Truong Dinh Street; she only sells in the morning to the noon. Or you can try this dish at No 2. Truong Dinh Street with the price range from 10.000 VND per bowl.

2. Hue Beef Noodles Soup / Bún Bò Huế

Hue Beef Noodles Soup
Hue Beef Noodles Soup

You will see this local noodles in many places in Vietnam but it will bring you very different feeling when you tasting this dish right in Hue City. With the round, slippery rice noodles, pig’s knuckles, cubes of congealed pig blood, beef, banana flower and herbs in one bowl, you can add more fish sauce or shrimp sauce for more flavors.

This dish is a speciality in Hue but nowadays it can be seen almost everywhere in Vietnam such as Hanoi, Danang or even on a cruise in Halong bay. You may want to have this experience in our Halong bay day tour!

The great combination of Hue Beef Noodles Soup will bring you the balance of sweet, spicy, sour and salt at the same time; make your meals unforgettable experiences ever.
You can try this noodles soup at famous stores located on No 13. Ly Thuong Kiet Street with the price range from 30.000 VND/bowl.

3. Bloating fern – Steamed rice pancake with shrimp – Tapioca starch with shrimp / Bánh bèo / Bánh nậm / Bánh lọc

Bloating Fern
Bloating Fern

Hue people often enjoy and have a habit of taking this tasty these cakes at home in the afternoon as a snack food. Apart from the familiar street vendors, in Hue now also grow many Cake Street around the An Dinh Palace, Ngu Binh Street, Nguyen Binh Khiem Street … The ingredients include fresh shrimp, scallions, mung bean paste served with fish sauce contain chili, sugar and vinegar.

4. Vietnamese Udon Noodles Soup / Bánh canh

Vietnamese Udon Noodles Soup
Vietnamese Udon Noodles Soup

Vietnamese Udon Noodles Soup or Cake Soup, you can find this dish at Mrs. Doi restaurant on Dao Duy Anh Street in Hue City. The broth of Mrs. Doi’s noodle soup brings strong flavors of shrimp with fresh rolls and herbs, creates an exotic taste. Guests can add more peppers, chili or lime juice to increase the flavors.

5. Vermicelli with marinated char-grilled pork / Bún thịt nướng

Vermicelli with marinated char-grilled pork
Vermicelli with marinated char-grilled pork

A special feature of this dish is the pork barbecue, meat are seasoned enough bring soft, not dry, and has a specific flavor, very special compared to other places. The fish sauce served with a lot of raw vegetables, fresh and green. You can find the best restaurants on Kim Long Street (the road to Thien Mu Pagoda).

6. Hue Lemongrass Skewers / Nem lụi

Hue Lemongrass Skewers
Hue Lemongrass Skewers

There are two famous restaurants sell Hue Lemongrass Skewers on Nguyen Hue Street, two restaurants are always crowded because of its special sauces which attracts a lot of diners. Lemongrass Skewers includes milled pork, pig’s skin mixed with pepper, salt, sugar and special “thính” then grilled on coal stove. When eating, you use a rice paper rolled with Lemongrass Skewer, star fruit, herbs… then dip in sauce creates an unforgettable flavors.

7. Hue Sweet Soup / Chè hẻm

Hue Sweet Soup
Hue Sweet Soup

Many Vietnamese people said that if Hanoi has 36 old streets then Hue has 36 kinds of sweet soup. You can find these desserts in many alleys, each kinds of sweet soup will bring other flavors and experiences such as corn sweet soup bring sweet, fragrant smell but the most interesting sweet soup ever must be “Grilled pork wrapped in cassava flour sweet soup”, this must-try soup will give you strange feelings, salty and sweet and greasy at the same time, really difficult to describe in words.

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