Taste Atlas, A world-renowned cuisine website, has announced the list of “𝐁𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐅𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐂𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑”, and Food in hue Vietnam has ranked 28th in the list.
To introduce the culinary essence of the ancient capital of Hue, we can see a poetic and elaborate culinary style. Influenced by the royal court, all the dishes here are carefully selected, prepared, and presented. Hue cuisine is not only delicious but also works of art that captivate the senses.
If you have planned to come to Hue for your upcoming trip, and looking for the best food there, then save this article to enjoy the famous dishes in Hue that you should try once.
- 1.Top 11 Local Foods in Hue, Vietnam/a>
- 1.1 Beef Noodle Soup
- 1.2 Stuffed Rice Pancake
- 1.3 Clear Dumpling
- 1.4 Sticky Rice Cake
- 1.5 Flat Steamed Rice Dumplings
- 1.6 Steamed Rice Cakes with Shrimp
- 1.7 Gripped Pork Wrapped Wet Rice Paper
- 1.8 Mixed Meat Shrimp Salad Rolls
- 1.9 Fried Spring Rolls
- 1.10 Grilled Pork With vermicelli
- 1.11 Green Gig Salad With Shrimp and Pork
- 1.12 Grilled Chopped Pork – Homemade
- 2. Where to Eat in Hue?
- 3.Explore Hue Cuisine Through Hue Cooking Class With Madam Thu Chef
- 3.1 Hue Cooking Class at Madam Thu Restaurant
- 3.2 Hue cooking class at La Chu Village
- 4. Conclusion
1.Top 11 local foods in Hue, Vietnam
1.1 Beef Noodle Soup(Bun Bo Hue)
The soup is made with a rich and flavorful broth that is simmered for hours with beef bones, pork bones, and spices.
The broth is then topped with beef, pork, and rice noodles. The soup is often served with a variety of fresh herbs, such as scallions, bean sprouts, and banana blossoms.
You can also add a squeeze of lime or chili to your bowl of “Bun bo Hue” to enhance the flavor.
1.2 Banh Xeo (Stuffed Rice Pancake)
“Banh Xeo” is a popular Vietnamese pancake that originated in the Hue region and it is a delicious food in Hue Vietnam that you should try. It is made with a thin batter of rice flour, turmeric powder, and water.
The batter is then poured into a hot pan and cooked until golden brown. This dish is often filled with shrimp, pork, and bean sprouts, but it can also be filled with other ingredients, such as squid, chicken, or vegetables.
1.3 Clear Dumpling
“Banh loc” hue is a popular Vietnamese dish that originated in the city of Hue. The dish is made with rice flour, shrimp, pork, and spices.
The rice flour is mixed with water to form a batter, and then the shrimp and pork are mixed in.
The batter is then wrapped in banana leaves and steamed until cooked. The cooked banh loc hue is a clear white color with a flavorful shrimp and pork filling.
It is typically served with a sweet-and-sour dipping sauce. It is a flavorful food in hue Vietnam and an affordable dish that is sure to please everyone.
1.4 Sticky Rice Cake
Banh ram it – A delicious and authentic Hue folk dish.
This simple yet flavorful dish has two components: a crispy rice cake and a sweet and savory filling.
The filling is made with pork, shrimp, mushrooms, shallots, and spices. The ingredients are cooked together until they are tender and flavorful.
The unique thing about banh ram is that it is served with a special dipping sauce made with fish sauce, sugar, lime juice, and chili peppers. The sauce is the perfect complement to the sweet and savory flavors of the dish.
1.5 Flat Steamed Rice Dumplings
“Banh nam” Hue is a typical food in Hue Vietnam. It is made with glutinous rice flour, shrimp, pork, and spices. It has a rectangular shape, is wrapped in banana leaf and is steamed.
The outer skin of banh nam is soft and smooth, while the shrimp and pork filling is rich and flavorful. When you bite into it, you will feel the crunch of the skin, the softness of the filling, and the tanginess of the sauce. This combination of flavors is truly unforgettable.
But to fully enjoy the flavor of this dish, you can only come to Hue and feel the delicacy in every bite.
1.6 Steamed Rice Cakes with Shrimp
“Banh beo” Hue is a simple and familiar dish of the people of Central Vietnam, especially Hue.
The cake is made from filtered rice flour, poured into small bowls, and steamed. When eaten, the cake is drizzled with sweet and sour fish sauce and served with fried shrimp, scallion oil, and chopped green onions.
This delicious cake is often sold in snack shops, drinking shops, etc., at very affordable prices.
This is a dish that is loved by many people for its delicious and rich flavor. “Banh beo” Hue is a must-try dish when visiting Hue.
1.7 Gripped Pork Wrapped Wet Rice Paper
Imagine this: tender, flavorful grilled pork, soft and chewy rice paper, bursting with fresh and crisp vegetables.
This is the magic of “nem lụi”, or gripped pork wrapped in wet rice paper, a quintessential dish from the heart of Vietnam, particularly the charming city of Hue.
1.8 Mixed Meat Shrimp Salad Rolls
Delicate rice paper encases inside savory meats, plump shrimp, crisp vegetables, and fragrant herbs. Each bite reveals a harmonious blend of textures—the soft rice paper, the tender meats, the succulent shrimp, the refreshing crunch of vegetables, and the aromatic burst of herbs. With every roll, you’ll discover a delightful interplay of sweet, savory, and spicy notes, all brought together by a vibrant dipping sauce that awakens the senses.
1.9 Fried Spring Rolls
Hue-fried spring rolls have a delicious, rich, and appealing flavor. The crispy rice paper shell, the aromatic and fatty minced pork filling, the chewy mushrooms, the refreshing carrots and onions, and the accompanying herbs, noodles, and sweet and sour dipping sauce combine to make a truly delectable dish. You should not miss this delicious dish when you visit Hue.
1.10 Grilled Pork With vermicelli
Hue grilled pork vermicelli is a traditional Vietnamese dish that originated in the city of Hue. This dish has a delicious, rich, and appealing flavor that is strongly influenced by food in hue Vietnam.
The grilled pork is the main ingredient of this dish. Pork is usually chosen from the lean shoulder, thinly sliced, and marinated with a variety of characteristic Hue spices.
This delicious dish is served with vegetables, lettuce, herbs, bean sprouts, and cucumbers.
Sweet and sour dipping sauce is an important component that contributes to the flavor of Hue grilled pork vermicelli.
1.11 Green Fig Salad With Shrimp and Pork.
1.11 Green Fig Salad With Shrimp and Pork
“Va tron tom thit” is a simple but popular dish in Hue. The dish has a delicious and rich flavor, with the sweet and sour taste of va and the fatty taste of meat blending to create an appealing dish.
The main ingredients of the dish are figs, fatty pork, green onions, chives, roasted peanuts, and roasted peanuts.
This appealing dish is often served with grilled banh trang. It is a delicious and nutritious dish that is suitable for breakfast or snacks.
2. Where to Eat in Hue?
You can enjoy delicious food in Hue anywhere. You can enjoy delicious food anywhere, from the bustling Dong Ba night market to street-side stalls or fine dining restaurants.
If you want to experience the full flavor of Hue’s traditional cuisine, Madam Thu Restaurant is a great option. The restaurant is rated as the best restaurant in Hue with a comfortable, airy atmosphere, affordable prices, and friendly staff.
In particular, Madam Thu serves all of Hue’s traditional dishes, from bun bo Hue, banh beo, and banh loc, to more upscale dishes “nem cong cha phuong”, etc…
Location: Madam Thu Restaurant – 04 Vo Thi Sau, Hue city.
Price: 45.000 VND – 55.000 VND.
Opening hours: 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
3. Explore Hue cuisine through Hue cooking class with Madam Thu Chef
3.1 Hue Cooking Class at Madam Thu Restaurant
Hue cuisine is one of the most famous cuisines in Vietnam. It is known for its diversity, from elaborate royal court dishes to ordinary and simple. It is a perfect combination of diversity in ingredients, flavors, cooking methods, and presentation.
Coming to Madam Thu cooking class you will have the opportunity first experience traveling by cyclo, a very famous and long-standing type of vehicle in Hue.
Then we will explore Dong Ba Market, one of the prosperous places in Hue, where you can buy almost everything. After choosing fresh ingredients, we will move to the restaurant and start the cooking class.
A variety of food in Hue Vietnam will be cooked in the cooking class like as Bun Bo Hue ( Hue noodle soup), Banh Khoai (stuffed rice pancake), Banh Beo (steamed rice cakes), Goi Cuon (fresh spring rolls), Nem Lui (lemongrass skewers)…the chef will guide you guys through each step in the process, from preparation, decor to how to enjoy it.
Our Hue cooking class is perfect for Suitable couples, families, or groups of friends who want to experience the traditional cuisine of Hue Vietnam.
4.1 Hue cooking class at La Chu Village
A rural cooking class at La Chu Village is a great experience to learn about Vietnamese cuisine and the culture of the locals.
Classes are often held at the home of a local, where you will have the opportunity to learn how to cook some traditional Vietnamese dishes.
Don’t miss the chance to explore the vibrant street food in Hue Vietnam, where you can find these and many other delicious dishes at affordable prices. Hue cuisine is a source of pride for Vietnam, waiting to be discovered by adventurous foodies.