Top 35 Hue specialties as the most famous gifts

What to buy in Hue Ancient Capital? Check out the top 35 famous Hue specialties to choose the right gift for friends and relatives!

Mussels noodle

Similar to mussel rice dish, 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.

Bánh bột lọc

Bánh bột lọc which is famous throughout the regions, 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.

Bánh nậm

Bánh nậm 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  Hue delicacies that visitors cannot ignore!

Bánh Khoái 

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.

Banh chung Nhat Le

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.

Fruit green bean cake

Fruit green bean cake originated from Hue royal cuisine. In fact, the ancients called this cake “noble” because it took a lot of time and effort to make.

Green bean cake is a combination of shelled green beans, jelly powder, vegetable color… Although there are few ingredients, it will take you a long time to make this cake.

Green bean cake in the shape of fruits is now a gift for the elderly, children and young people. Because of the natural aroma, elaborate processing, but the price is very cheap, only from 2,000 – 3,000 VND.

Bánh Canh Khô

Bánh Canh Khô or dry noodles are made from 100% wheat flour and water, do not contain preservatives or flavorings. Cake soup when cooked on white fibers, soft, not friable. In particular, because this is a product that has been dried, it can be kept for a long time without worrying about mold.

Bánh canh khô Hue, through skillful hands, diligence and above all, the heart of the craftsman has won the love of diners near and far.

Thanh Trà Grapefruit

Visiting Hue would be incomplete if you did not enjoy the sweet and refreshing Thanh Tra pomelos. Compared to other places, Thanh Tra pomelo in Hue has a very unique flavor that is not available in any other city. The pomelos here are usually very thin, stretchy and not rough or lumpy like other places.

Chả cua Huế

Chả cua is one of Hue specialties makes the hearts of many tourists from all over the world because of its light sweet taste, coolness, and high nutritional value. This dish can be served with many typical delicacies of the ancient capital, creating an impressive overall appearance and excellent taste.

If you intend to buy crab cakes as gifts, visitors need to know how much Hue crab cakes are. Currently, this dish has an average price of 250,000 VND/kg in the market. To buy the original Hue crab cakes, visitors should also choose and learn carefully where they intend to buy.

Chả Cây Huế

Cha Hue has a long cylinder, the size is as small as a candy stick, so it is also known as Cha tree or Cha leaf. This dish is served with beef noodle soup with a rich flavor that makes diners remember forever.

In fact, Hue banana leaf rolls are not very different from Hue silk rolls. However, they have a special flavor that cannot be confused with any other type of rolls. The chunks of fried rice that are cut into small cubes are often dry, rough in texture. In contrast, Hue rolls are tough, crispy enough, retain moisture and have a stronger flavor than spring rolls.

When enjoying, you will clearly feel the sweetness with many layers, just want to eat forever. It is also one of the things that attracts tourists to the ancient capital

Chè bắp Cồn Hến 

Referring to Hue chè, it is impossible not to mention corn tea, because this is the typical tea 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 

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 Huế

When it comes to Hue delicacies , it is indispensable for alley tea because this place is known as the capital of all kinds of tea, and alley tea is one of the culinary culture features 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

Dầu Tràm Huế

If you have ever set foot in this ancient capital, you will surely encounter the vast melaleuca forests. Besides planting fruit trees, people here also grow melaleuca to produce melaleuca oil!

Melaleuca oil has the effect of avoiding wind, treating colds, coughs, and avoiding insects. In addition, with the healing advantages of cajeput oil, it can be used for both children and pregnant women. However, in Hue, there are many places that sell non-pure melaleuca oil, so you should buy it at reputable establishments to ensure quality. A bottle of cajeput oil only costs about 100k!

Hến xúc bánh tráng

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 lotus seeds

The original Hue lotus seeds have a very special and delicious taste.

Tinh Tam lake in Hue is famous for its fragrant lotus, for many years Tinh Tam lotus seed has been considered by Hue people as a unique feature that only Hue has. Tinh Tam lotus seeds are delicious, flexible to eat without the outstanding features that make up the Hue lotus seed brand.

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.

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.

You can find this Hue specialty as a gift at grocery stores, markets, and attractions at very cheap prices!

Sour shrimp paste

Hue delicacies – These are round, shiny 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.

Mè xửng Huế

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.

Mắm cá rò

Fish sauce is more special than many other types of fish sauce because after salting, the whole fish is not crushed. Therefore, especially with fish sauce, many people often eat it raw without any processing, to feel the fresh and rich taste of the fish sauce.

With the characteristics of small body, soft bones and very sweet meat, when it is made into fish sauce, the whole fish still has a certain taste, which is a particularly interesting point of fish sauce, no wonder people like to eat it. unprocessed raw fish sauce. Hue people often use fish sauce with boiled meat, noodles and popular vegetables such as perilla, cilantro, basil, marjoram, .. in addition to cucumbers, star fruit and young figs.

It is these spices that add to the attractiveness of the fish sauce dish, which any diners who try it once will always have an unforgettable aftertaste.

Nem lụi
Coming to Hue and skipping spring rolls is a mistake. The mixture of spring rolls is grilled with charcoal, served with rice paper and raw vegetables, and used with peanut dipping sauce. When eaten, all the flavors mix together, giving an indescribable delicious feeling.

Nem chua Hue

Nem chua Hue is 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.


Nón bài thơ – Hue souvenirs

In addition to the “special Hue dishes” that can be bought as gifts, souvenirs are also considered an ideal choice for those who are not sure what to buy Hue specialties as gifts for their loved ones. One of the most popular souvenirs when visiting Hue is definitely the famous poem hat.

The conical hats are handmade by the children of Hue, then embroidered and decorated with different shapes or poems of Hue, but what they have in common is the gentleness and lightness of Hue people. the daughter of Hue.

Phấn nụ hoàng cung 

The reason it has such a unique name is because the chalk is made in a mold like a flower bud, which is extremely delicate and beautiful.

The specific process of processing is not known, but the people of Hue only know that the main ingredient is made from excellent kaolin and does not contain harmful substances combined with 10 herbs with skin care effects  and some Flowers have a cooling effect on the skin and create a very pleasant fragrance.

Visiting Hue, especially women, they often buy themselves a box of bud powder to care for their skin as well as buy them as gifts for friends.

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 the 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 of 16 rare and precious heirloom herbs, Hue royal tea is truly 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

Hue vả tea

When it comes to Hue tea, people immediately think of Royal Tea, rarely think of Vả tea. But that is an unusual feature in Hue’s specialty style.

The creator of this tea is Mai Quoc Bao, he noticed the great effects of figs, so he worked hard to produce this product.

This vả tea is different from other teas in that, after drinking all of the fig tea, you can also eat the tea body. Currently, fig tea is distributed in a number of regions such as Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Da Nang..and some other big cities,.

Embroidery painting

One more  Hue souvenir for you to choose from is embroidery. Hand embroidery is a long-standing traditional profession of the people of our country, especially for the people of Hue, painting embroidery is a beauty that requires skillful hands of artisans.

Coming to Hue, you will see that embroidery is always developing, if you do not know what to buy Hue specialties as a meaningful gift, an embroidery picture will be a great suggestion that you should not ignore!

Vả trộn – Hue specialties

Perhaps this is a  Hue delicacies  that is 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.

Above are Hue specialties as gifts, hopefully after your trip, you can choose meaningful gifts for friends and relatives!

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

What to eat when traveling to Hue? Let’s find out the specialties with bold flavors of the ancient capital here: Cuisine delicious dishes to eat in Hue

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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