Top 35 Hue delicacies not to be missed

What to eat when coming to Hue?

As the ancient capital of Vietnam, Hue cuisine is very diverse, rich, and full of royal style. Today, Hue specialties are still processed sophisticatedly and thoroughly but are popular everywhere with affordable prices. Let’s eat and play everywhere to learn delicious Hue dishes!

Bun Bo Hue

Topping the list of Hue delicacies must definitely be Hue beef noodle soup, a dish praised by many domestic and international press as one of the delicacies that should be tried once in a lifetime. In Hue, you will find the original beef noodle soup different from the versions of Hue beef vermicelli in other regions, especially in the small rice vermicelli, and the rich broth.

Restaurants selling delicious Hue beef noodle soup:

Bun Bo O Cuong Chu Diep – 6 Tran Thuc Nhan, Vinh Ninh ward, Hue city
Bun Bo Hue O Phuong – 24 Nguyen Khuyen, Phu Nhuan ward, Hue city
Bun Bo Hue O Hoa – 162 Mai Thuc Loan, Thuan Thanh ward, Hue city

Mussels noodle

Similar to mussel rice, mussel vermicelli is also prepared as a mixed vermicelli dish, full of mussels, roasted peanuts, pork skin, and raw vegetables. In addition, the mussel vermicelli dish also has a sweet and fragrant broth, which is the mussel broth that is kept after removing the residue.

Delicious mussel noodle shops:

Hoa Dong mussel rice – 64/7 Ung Binh – Hue City
Small shop – 28 Pham Hong Thai, Hue City
Vermicelli, Rice with mussels Ty Hon – 03 Han Mac Tu, Hue City

Bánh bột lọc – Hue delicacies

Bánh bột lọc is famous all over the region, but to know the delicate salty taste of this dish, go to Hue. Hue filter cake is made with filter powder filled with green beans, shrimp, and pork belly. When steamed, the cake becomes transparent, and has a moderate toughness, served with sweet and sour sweet and sour chili fish sauce.

Nam cake

Banh Nam is another famous rustic dish, because of its rich taste, a clever combination of rice flour, glutinous rice flour, and pounded shrimp. The cake is wrapped and steamed in dong or banana leaves and then steamed, served with sweet and sour fish sauce.

Bánh bèo chén

Referring to the ancient capital and Hue delicacies, how can you ignore banh beo? Hue banh beo is thinly molded in small cups, and is about to be placed on a bamboo mat. On each cup of cake are bright red shrimp lice, yellow fat, and beautiful green onion fat; Just add a little chili sauce on top of the cake and it’s delicious.

Bánh ram ít

Once a favorite dish of the Nguyen Dynasty kings, ram cake shows little of the feat required to become a dish used in the royal family. This is a combination of ram cake and little cake, with a round white cake ball placed on a deep-fried ram cake, inside is a sophisticated shrimp and meat filling that is both beautiful and delicious. This is a delicious Hue dish that visitors cannot ignore!

Pocket the delicious bánh ram ít, bánh bèo chén, bánh nậm … delicious in Hue:

Tay Loc Market Food Area – 209 Nguyen Trai, Tay Loc Ward, Hue City
O Giau restaurant – 109 Le Huan, Thuan Hoa ward, Hue city
Ba Do restaurant – 71 Nguyen Binh Khiem, Phu Cat ward, Hue city

Bánh canh Nam Phổ


Originating from Nam Pho village, Nam Pho soup cake is a popular dish loved by many people. Nam Pho soup cake is cooked from rice flour and filtered flour, with a slightly turbid broth, with the red-orange color of shrimp meat. When eating, remember to add a little chili to enhance the flavor of this dish.

Point out where to eat delicious Nam Pho soup cake:

Quan Thuy – 16 Pham Hong Thai, Vinh Ninh ward, Hue city
O Thu restaurant – 374 Chi Lang, Phu Hiep ward, Hue city
O Hang restaurant – 16 Ha Huy Tap, Xuan Phu ward, Hue city

Bánh Khoái – Hue delicacies

Bánh Khoái is a special fried cake of Hue. The method is quite similar to Southern pancakes, but the shape of the cake is completely different. The cake has a round shape in the form of a pouring mold, the cake is made from the main ingredient that is rice flour, with a filling on it, the cake is usually served with raw vegetables and dipping sauce.

Bánh ép Huế

It is not difficult for you to find a shop selling Hue pressed cakes on the streets of the ancient capital. Pressed cake is both a specialty to entertain tourists and a daily snack loved by the people here. This is the “childhood cake” of many Hue people of the 8X generation and later. Students and students before or after each class often “pass by” the gut shop, “eat” some cakes and chat with friends.

Hue grilled pork vermicelli

Hue food specialties are not only beef vermicelli or mussel vermicelli but also grilled meat vermicelli is equally attractive. The pork is marinated very strongly, with the aroma of lemongrass and satay, grilled directly on the embers, so the smell is more intense. A bowl of grilled pork vermicelli will have vermicelli, raw vegetables, sliced cucumber, meat, sweet and sour fish sauce. Make sure to eat grilled pork vermicelli in Hue and you will feel the taste here is different from other regions you have ever eaten.

Suggested addresses to eat delicious grilled pork vermicelli in Hue:

Bánh ướt – Huyen Anh Grilled Beef Noodles: 5 Kim Long, City. Hue

Ba Ti grilled pork vermicelli and spring rolls shop: 81 Dao Duy Tu, Phu Binh, Hue
Wet cake with grilled meat

In fact, this is not the original and unique dish of Hue. But the Hue people have changed and created their own cake to highlight the culinary quintessence of the ancient capital, making it difficult for anyone who has the opportunity to enjoy it. The thin rice paper from tough, soft rice flour combined with fragrant grilled and marinated grilled meat, served with raw vegetables, sweet and sour and a little spicy fish sauce is nothing to discuss.

Suggested addresses to enjoy delicious grilled meat cakes in Hue:

Ba Suu restaurant: Highway 1A, Loc An, Phu Loc, Thua Thien Hue
Huyen Anh restaurant: 50 Kim Long, Hue City
Tran Thuc Nhan wet cake: 44 Tran Thuc Nhan, Hue city

Nhat Le Banh Chung

This is a famous specialty dish of Hue. Banh Chung was born from a small shop with a long tradition of making cakes on Nhat Le Street. Gradually, this cake developed from generation to generation, and banh chung shops opened more and more. Therefore, banh chung has become a specialty of the neighborhood to this day.

Banh chung here has a unique taste that not all banh chung can have. And when tourists come to Hue to travel, everyone spends time stopping by the neighborhood to buy delicious pairs of banh chung to give to grandparents, relatives and friends to eat herbs.

Bánh Canh – Hue delicacies

With a rich flavor, Hue cuisine always leaves many impressions in the hearts of tourists. Besides the famous Hue beef noodle soup, crab cake soup is also a favorite dish of both tourists and locals. Walking around the ancient capital, visitors can easily see many places selling crab cakes, ranging from big shops to street vendors. Banh Canh shops are decades old, or just a few years old, but each place has its own flavor.

Mussel rice – Hue delicacies

Mussel rice and dishes from mussels in general are a special delicacy with full of flavor and richness. When enjoying, you will feel the sweetness of fried mussels, as well as the crunchiness of raw vegetables served. Today, you can eat this dish anywhere, but only Hue people in this capital city can make the standard.

Delicious mussel rice restaurants:

Ba Cam Mussel Rice Restaurant – 02 Truong Dinh, Hue City
Vermicelli, Rice with mussels Ty Hon – 03 Han Mac Tu, Hue City
Hoa Dong mussel rice – 64/7 Ung Binh – Hue City

Hades rice – Hue delicacies

Among the Hue delicacies of the cuisine here, the name Hades rice sounds mysterious and a bit creepy but is the complete opposite of that. Hades rice has a very eye-catching flavor and color. Rice consists of ingredients such as: white rice, shrimp, grilled meat, omelette, spring rolls, cucumber, sweet and sour food, … although not too different, but thanks to the way of processing, it creates a very unique dish that anyone Also want to try once.

Suggested places to enjoy Hue rice dish:
Am Phu rice restaurant: 51 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Phu Hoi Hue

Roasted pork filter tea

Roasted Pork Chop Powder is a famous Hue delicacy. Roasted pork filter powder tea is actually filter powder coated with roasted pork. The sweet taste of sugar combined with the fatty, salty taste of roasted pork in a soft, supple dough with a faint aroma makes the tea not boring. Not everyone is easily satisfied with this tea at the first time, but there are also people who fall in love with this unique blend.

Lotus seed tea and lotus seed-wrapped longan tea

The dish of lotus tea wrapped with longan in Hue has been famous all over the place since time immemorial. Tea has the cool aroma of lotus, the sweet taste of longan pulp, once eaten, it is unforgettable.

Con Hen chè ngô – Hue delicacy

Referring to chè Hue, it is impossible not to mention corn tea, because this is the typical chè of Hue people. When the Hue people cook corn tea, they have to take baby corn, also known as milk corn in Con Hen, to be delicious. Con people grow corn almost all year round, except for three months of flood. Corn in this area is delicious and greasy because it enjoys a thick layer of alluvium on the field surface after each flood.

Chè đậu ngự, đậu ván

Those who have been to Hue once and enjoy a cup of bean soup will never forget the gentle and elegant taste of the tea cup bearing the stamp of the old royal court.

Chè khoai tía Hue delicacies

Purple sweet potato soup is loved by many diners because of its color and taste. Tea is cooked from purple purple potatoes with coconut milk and simmered until it’s just comparable, some places have more variations of ingredients such as tapioca starch, tapioca pearls, tapioca flour… On a hot summer day, a cup of purple potato tea Simple rustic with sweet purple color will help you more cool.

Chè Hẻm Hue

When it comes to Hue delicacies, it is indispensable for alley tea because this place is known as the capital of tea, and alley tea is one of the culinary culture in this country. It is called alley tea because every few steps you will come across a tea load or tea shop in the alley. Hue has more than 20 different types of tea, especially royal tea, spoiled for you to enjoy.

Where to eat delicious Hue tea?

Alley Tea – 17 Hung Vuong, Phu Hoi ward, Hue city
Ngoc Hien Tea – 67 Tran Hung Dao, Phu Hoa ward, Hue city
Truong Tien Bridge Tea – Under Truong Tien Bridge, Le Loi Street, Phu Hoi Ward, Hue City

Hue areca candy

Areca candy is shaped like a areca nut split into six, with a white candy shell made from rice flour, and a yellow candy filling made from sugar water. When eating, the candy will gradually melt in the mouth, leaving a pleasant sweet taste.

Hến xúc bánh tráng – Mussels with rice paper

A very popular snack from Hue is mussels with rice paper. Mussels are fragrantly fried with lemongrass, chili, onion, laksa leaves and many other spices, served with crispy rice paper. If you have the opportunity to come to Hue, remember to try the Hue standard mussel dish.

Hue Seafood

In Hue, there is a quite famous beach called Thuan An, when tourists come to Hue to travel, in addition to swimming and sightseeing. Many tourists also visit the shops right at the sea to buy a variety of  Hue specialties  such as: dried squid, dried fish, dried rolls….to take home as gifts.

Sour shrimp paste

Hue delicacies – These are round, glossy fresh shrimps, brewed with salt, galangal, chili, forming the ultimate Hue fish sauce. Sour shrimp fish sauce has a mild spicy, salty, and sweet taste, it is great with hot rice and boiled pork.

Because it has become so famous, the sour shrimp paste is also packaged under many different brands, which is very convenient to bring over long distances.

Address to buy sour shrimp paste with Hue taste:

Dong Ba Market: 2 Tran Hung Dao, City. Hue

Cori sour shrimp paste: 184 Tang Bat Ho, City. Hue

Nhat Phi sour shrimp paste: 57 Dinh Cong Trang, City. Hue

Trong Tin sour shrimp paste: 21 Dang Tran Con, City. Hue

Scallop sauce

Oyster sauce is made from scallops, also known as scallops, which are found a lot in Lang Co. Scallop sauce is also brewed with salt, chili, and galangal, which will be very delicious when served with hot rice or as a dipping sauce for pork belly with raw vegetables and sour star fruit.

Address to buy fish sauce in Hue:

Trong Tin Chua Shrimp – 21 Dang Tran Con, Thuan Hoa Ward, Hue City
Cori sauce – 62 Chu Van An, Phu Hoi ward, Hue city
Hang Mam Dong Ba Market – 2 Tran Hung Dao, Phu Hoa ward, Hue city

Hue sesame seeds

For Hue people, sesame is an indispensable dish on the tea table. Sesame seeds are sweet, supple, fragrant with peanuts and roasted sesame. Buy sesame candy as a gift, surely everyone will like it.

Spring rolls

Coming to Hue and skipping spring rolls is an omission. The combination of spring rolls is grilled more, served with rice paper and raw vegetables, and used soy sauce. When eating, all the flavors are mixed together, and the feeling of deliciousness is indescribable.

Hue spring rolls

Hue spring rolls are identified by the pink spring rolls, with a slice of white garlic and a circle of red chili on the side. You will feel the sour, slightly spicy flavor in each piece of spring rolls. Along with Hue rolls, Hue spring rolls are used in daily meals, on drinking tables, or in anniversary trays.

Where to enjoy and buy spring rolls, tre and spring rolls in Hue:

Hang Dong Ba – 25 Dao Duy Tu, Phu Binh ward, Hue city
Ba Ty restaurant – 81 Dao Duy Tu, Phu Binh ward, Hue city
Tai Phu Restaurant – 2 Dien Bien Phu, Vinh Ninh Ward, Hue City

Hue Royal Wine Nhat Da Emperor

In addition to royal tea, Hue Royal Wine is also considered a specialty you should buy as a gift. There are two types of Hue royal wine: Lien Hoa blood wine and Royal court wine. These are two types of wine that are elaborately and elaborately processed and restored according to the recipe and prescription recorded by the Nguyen Dynasty Thai Y Vien.

To buy this wine, you go to Address: 24 Nguyen Hue, Vinh Ninh Ward, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue Province to buy.

Tré Hue

Relative to spring rolls, Hue tre is a dish with the main ingredients being pork skin and ears, with a strong smell of rice, ginger, and galangal. The dish is attractive because of its crunchiness and sweet and sour taste, never getting bored of eating it. Tre is an appetizer in a meal, or used to sip with wine of Hue people.

Hue royal tea

Hue royal tea is not merely a drink, but also acts as a remedy, very good for health. With ingredients 16 herbs, rare heirloom herbs, Hue royal tea is really a precious gift package for relatives and friends.

Address selling Hue royal tea

Duc Phuong Palace Tea – 24 Nguyen Hue, Vinh Ninh ward, Hue city
De Nhat Danh Tra – 12 Nguyen Canh Chan, Phu Loc district, Hue city
Tra Dinh Vu Di – Thien An tourist area, Cu Chanh village, Thuy Bang commune, Huong Thuy town

Vả trộn

Perhaps this is a Hue delicacy that is still quite new to many tourists. Figs are a specialty fruit of Hue with acrid taste, created by the people and transformed into an extremely mouth-watering and attractive dish. It is cleaned, thinly sliced and mixed with raw vegetables, shrimp meat, beans and sweet and sour fish sauce. Usually used as an appetizer. This dish requires to be served with grilled rice paper, the sour, acrid taste and a bit of chili pepper will surely make you love it.

Suggested places to enjoy mixed figs:

Duyen Hometown: Phu Thuong, Phu Vang, Hue
Food courts at Dong Ba, Tay Loc, Ben Ngu, An Cuu markets…

Hope the article will help you have a complete and fun trip!

Don’t forget to refer to the experience and optimal schedule each day for you, when visiting Thua Thien Hue here: Hue travel experience from A-Z

And here are Hue specialties as gifts, don’t forget to buy them: Top 35 Hue specialties as the most famous gifts

Where to go when traveling to Hue? Discover 60 Hue tourist attractions here: Summing up top 60 tourist attractions in Hue

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