WHAT TO EAT IN HUE? VIETNAM HUE FOODS TOURS

Hue cooking style is strongly influenced by Hue imperial cuisine, most Vietnam Hue foods are meticulously prepared with the balance of sour, salty, sweetness and spicy flavors. Hue people seem to pack their hearts and minds into each dish, expressing the beauty of the devotion of people here. Coming to the dreamland of Hue, tourists cannot miss the following delicious dishes. 

Table Contents
  • I - Top famous and best food in Hue
  • 1 - Hue style beef noodles
  • 2 - Nem Lui  -  Hue lemongrass skewers 
  • 3 - Mussel rice
  • 4 - Khoai Cake
  • 5 - Banh Bot Loc Tran - special dish in Hue foods
  • 6 - Khot Cake
  • 7 - Beo cake (Duckweed cake)
  • 8 - Ram Cake
  • 9 - Famous sweet soup (gruel) in Hue 
  • 10 - Rice vermicelli with grilled pork -  best dish for a lunch in Hue
  • 11 - Spring rolls in the list of Hue best food
  • 12 - Fig Salad 
  • 13 - Pressed Cake (Ep Cake)
  • 14 - Nam Cake
  • II - Famous restaurants in Hue
  • 1 - Tinh Gia Vien Royal 
  • 2 - Cung Dinh restaurant 
  • 3 - Hue Co restaurant
  • 4 - Geylang Hue Restaurant
Feb 27
hue foods
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Hue city, a poetic & peaceful city located in central Vietnam is a tranquil destination where there are many historical tourist attractions and stunning landscapes. One of the most attractive things to do in Hue is food and cuisine. This old capital of Vietnam is most famous it's delicious & delicate dishes inspired by the royal cuisine of the Nguyen feudal dynasty. Here are top best things to eat in Hue for your trip to Vietnam. 

I - Top famous and best food in Hue

1 - Hue style beef noodles

Hue style beef noodles is famous for its rich broth made from pork & beef bones, rice vermicelli mixed with other ingredients such as pork rolls, medium cooked beef, herbs and onion on top. 

hue beef noodle best food in hue vietnam
Source: Internet
Some of the best Bun Bo Hue to try:
O Cuong chu Diep Hue style beef noodles
- Address: Tran Thuc Nhan, Hue City
- Opening hours: 06:30am - 11:00am
- Prices: 30.000 VNĐ - 40.000 VNĐ (1,3$ - 1,7$)
O Phuong Hue style beef noodles
- Address: 24 Nguyen Khuyen, Hue city
- Opening hours: 09:00am - 09:00pm
- Prices: 35.000 VNĐ (1,5$)
O Hoa Hue style beef noodles
- Address: 162 Mai Thuc Loan, Hue City
- Opening hours: 05:30am - 09:30pm
- Prices: 35.000 VNĐ - 50.000 VNĐ (1,5$ - 2,15$)

2 - Nem Lui  -  Hue lemongrass skewers 

Another best food in Hue Vietnam is well-known with the name of “Nem Lui” - grilled ground pork. The grilled dish is made from ground pork mixed with lemongrass formed into sausages or meatballs. Nem Lui in Hue is served with rice paper, cucumber, herbs, rice vermicelli, lettuce and dipping sour & spicy sauce or peanut sauce. 
Some places to enjoy this dish:
Mrs’s Ty Nem Lui
- Address: 81 Dao Duy Tu, Hue city
- Opening hours: 02:00 pm - 07:00 pm
- Prices:  20.000 VNĐ (0,86$)
Ong Me Gia’s Nem Lui
- Address: Huynh Thuc Khang intersection, Mai Thuc Loan, Hue city
- Opening hours: 03:00 pm - 09:00 pm
- Prices: 7.000 VNĐ - 35.000 VNĐ (0,3 - 1,5$)
Tai Phu Nem Lui
- Address: 02 Dien Bien Phu, Vinh Ninh ward, Hue city
- Opening hours: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm
- Prices: 20.000 VNĐ - 55.000 VNĐ (0,86 - 2,37$)

3 - Mussel rice

mussel rice vietnam hue food
Source: Bao Binh
The mussel rice is a delicacy for poor people in Hue in the past but contains the essence of Vietnam Hue food. and Hue cuisine. Mussel rice includes cold rice, mussels, dried shredded pork, peanuts, small rice paper, pork rind, crispy pork skin, etc and some raw vegetables such as banana, pineapple and thinly sliced starfruit creating piquancy, acerbity, and saltiness.
Mussel rice with the balanced flavors of sour, sweet and salty  is a typical dish to try while in Hue. The dish includes cooked rice, stirred mussels, shrimp, peanuts, rice paper, squeezed fat, crispy pork skin,... and some kinds of vegetables such as banana corn, pineapple and starfruit.
Some places in Hue to try mussel rice:
Ba Cam Mussel rice
- Address: 02 Truong Dinh, Hue city
- Opening hours: 06:00am - 01:30pm
- Prices: 25.000 VNĐ - 40.000 VNĐ (1,07 - 1,72$)
Hoa Dong Mussel rice
- Address: 64/7 Ung Binh, Hue city
- Opening hours: 06:30am - 08:00pm
- Prices: 10.000 VNĐ - 30.000 VNĐ (0,43 - 1,29$)
Quan Nho Mussel rice
- Address: 28 Pham Hong Thai, Hue city
- Opening hours: 06:00am - 10:00am
- Prices: 20.000 VNĐ - 40.000 VNĐ (0,86 - 1,72$) 

4 - Khoai Cake

The eye-catching yellow cake is made from rice flour deep fried in a pan, is a great Hue street food. The ingredients of Khoai cakes include shrimp, raw sausage, chicken eggs, bacon, green beans, raw bean sprouts. The cake is served with a sophisticated sauce made from soybeans, crushed peanuts, pork liver, pureed pork, roasted sesame, onion, garlic... The crispy crust combined with rich and spicy sauce, served with herbs and lettuce create a great tasty dish. 
Some places to try Khoai cake in Hue: 
Hong Mai Khoai cake
- Address: 110 Dinh Tien Hoang, Phu Hau, Hue city
- Opening hours: 10:00am - 09:00pm
- Prices: 10.000 VNĐ - 20.000 VNĐ (0,43 - 0,86$)
Hanh Khoai cake
- Address: 11 Pho Duc Chinh, Hue 
- Opening hours: 08:00am – 10:00pm
- Prices: 20.000 VNĐ - 55.000 VNĐ (0,86 - 2,37$)
Lac Thien Khoai cake
- Address: 6 Dinh Tien Hoang, Hue City 
- Opening hours: 08:00am - 10:00pm
- Prices: 50.000 VNĐ - 70.000 VNĐ (2,15 - 3$)

5 - Banh Bot Loc Tran - special dish in Hue foods

Hue's rice dumpling cake is honored in CNNGO's list of 30 most delicious dishes in the world, including 2 types of dumplings with wrappers made of tapioca starch and rice dumplings with wrappers made of banana leaf.

dumplings cake famous hue food
Source: Internet
Hue's rice dumplings cake is a specialty that is steamed in a water bath so it keeps the toughness and transparency. The cake is served with fried onion and sweet and sour dipping sauce
“Banh bot loc goi” also has the same ingredients as the “banh bot loc tran”. After being meticulously wrapped with banana leaves, the cake is steamed in 30 minutes. 
Some places to enjoy this dumplings in Hue:
Thuy rice dumplings cake 
- Address: 16 Pham Hong Thai, Vinh Ninh, Hue City
- Opening hours: 12:30 pm - 08:30 pm
- Reference prices: 10.000 VNĐ - 20.000 VNĐ  (0,43 - 0,86$)
Mrs. Do rice dumplings cake 
- Address: 8 Nguyen Binh Khiem, Phu Cat ward, Hue City
- Opening hours: 08:00 am – 09:00 pm
- Reference prices: 10.000 VNĐ - 50.000 VNĐ (0,43 - 2,15$)
Mrs. Hue rice dumplings cake 
- Address: 109 Le Duan, Hue City
- Opening hours: 01:00 pm - 07:00 pm
- Reference prices: 10.000 VNĐ - 40.000 VNĐ (0,43 - 1,72$)

6 - Khot Cake

Khot cake - a specialty Vietnam Hue food which is made from simple ingredients such as rice flour, eggs, turmeric powder, meat and shrimp. The crispy cake is fried on a pan of many small circle holes. The yellow shell is crunchy while the inner kernel is fresh and filled with fresh shrimp and meat. This cake is served with sweet and sour fish sauce & herb and vegetables.
Some Khot Cake eating houses in Hue:
Banh khot Hoan Thien
- Address: 2/85 Nguyen Hue, Hue City
- Opening hours: 02:00 pm - 09:00 pm
- Reference prices: 6.000 VNĐ - 35.000 VNĐ  (0,25 - 1,5$)
Banh khoi Bui Thi Xuan
- Address: 72 Bui Thi Xuan, Phuong Duc ward, Hue City
- Opening hours: 02:00 pm - 07:00 pm
- Reference prices: 10.000 VNĐ - 20.000 VNĐ (0,43 - 0,86$)
Quan Di Tu - banh xeo & banh khot
- Address: 124 Phan Chu Trinh, Hue Cit
- Opening hours: 02:00 pm - 09:00pm
- Reference prices: 20.000 VNĐ - 30.000 VNĐ (0,86 - 1,29$) 

7 - Beo cake (Duckweed cake)

The beautiful little duckweed cake can enrich your Hue food tour. The main ingredient is rice flour steamed in molds or small cups. After being steamed, the cake turns milky white with the attractive topping combined of burnt shrimp, crispy pork skin. Duckweed cake is served with onion, sweet and sour fish sauce.

beo cake best street food in hue
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Some places to enjoy Duckweed Cake in Hue:
Banh Beo Nam Loc Ba Do
- Address: 8 Nguyen Binh Khiem, Phu Cat, Hue City
- Opening hours: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
- Prices: 10.000 VNĐ - 50.000 VNĐ (0,43 - 2,15$)
Hue Xua
- Address: 1 Nguyen Binh Khiem, Hue City
- Opening hours: 10h00-22h00
- Prices: 15.000 VNĐ - 25.000 VNĐ  (0,65 - 1,07$)
Banh Beo Chen Suong
- Address: 04 Doan Huu Trung, Hue City
- Opening hours: 03:00 pm – 06:00pm
- Prices: 10.000 VNĐ - 12.000 VNĐ  (0,43 - 0,5$)

8 - Ram Cake

Ram Cake or a Ram It Cake includes two parts, on the top is the chewy and sticky texture of It Cake, and the bottom is a crunchy texture of Ram Cake. Fresh shrimp kernel of It Cake mixes with glutinous rice flour , and two types of cake blend together to create a more wonderful taste.
The Ram Cake is made with a bit of onion, shrimp and served with sweet and sour fish sauce is highly recommended as the best street food in Hue.
Some places to enjoy Ram Cake in Hue:
Quan Ba Do
- Address: 8 Nguyen Binh Khiem, Phu Cat District, Hue City
- Opening hours: 08:00 am - 09:00 pm
- Prices: 10.000 VNĐ - 50.000 VNĐ (0,43 - 2,15$)
Quan Me Le
- Address: 104/17/9 Kim Long, Hue City
- Opening hours: 06:00 am - 10:00 am
- Prices: 15.000 VNĐ - 25.000 VNĐ (0,65 - 1,07$)
Quan Banh Chi
- Address: 2/64 Hoang Dieu, Hue City
- Opening hours: 12:30 pm – 08:00 pm
- Prices: 20.000 VNĐ - 100.000 VNĐ (0,86 - 4,3$)

9 - Famous sweet soup (gruel) in Hue 

Hue is famous for 36 types of sweet gruel soup. Hue must eat in sweet soup are corn sweet gruel, green bean sweet gruel, lotus seeds sweet gruel, etc. In Hue there are a lot of typical sweet gruels such as: lotus seed wrapped in logan sweet soup, grilled pork wrapped in cassava flour sweet gruel, areca flower sweet gruel,  royal sweet gruel. You can enjoy all of the sweet soup anywhere in Hue city. 

gruels hue food tour
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Some best places for enjoying these kinds of sweet soup in Hue: 
Che Hem Hue
- Address: 1 Kiet 29 Hung Vuong, Hue City
- Opening hours: 10:15 am - 09:00 pm
- Prices: 7.000 VNĐ - 11.000 VNĐ (0,3 - 0,47$)
Che Cam
- Address: 10 Nguyen Sinh Cung, Hue City
- Opening hours: 04:00 pm - 09:00 pm
- Prices: 7.000VNĐ - 15.000VNĐ (0,3 - 0,65$)
Che Ong Lac
- Address: 36 Thanh Tinh, Vy Da District, Hue City
- Opening hours: 12:30 pm - 09:00 pm
- Prices: 7.000VNĐ - 11.000 VNĐ (0,3 - 0,47$) 

10 - Rice vermicelli with grilled pork -  best dish for a lunch in Hue

Vermicelli with marinated grilled pork in Hue has a very unique taste, including fresh noodles, grilled lean pork, and some extra ingredients such as roasted peanuts, cucumber, pickles. Pork is marinated with spices then grilled on a charcoal stove, this dish is served with the broth made from water, soy sauce, peanuts and pounded sesame. This broth is the key to making the dish become different. 
Some places to try the dish in Hue:
Mrs. Ti’s Bun thit nuong – Nem Lui
- Address: 81 Dao Duy Tu, Hue City
- Opening hours: 04:00 pm - 07:00 PM
- Reference prices: 20.000VNĐ - 25.000VNĐ (0,86 - 1,07$$)
Bun Thit Nuong – Bun Mam at Nguyen Truong To street
- Address: Opposite 35 Nguyen Truong To, Hue City
- Opening hours: 03:00 pm - 08:00 pm
- Reference prices: 10.000 VNĐ (0,43$)
Bun Thit Nuong Tran Phu
- Address: 130 Tran Phu, Hue City
- Reference prices: 10.000 VNĐ (0,43$)

11 - Spring rolls in the list of Hue best food

Unlike spring rolls, meat rolls in Hue include rice vermicelli, boiled sweet potatoes, spinach, shrimp and boiled pork. All the ingredients are carefully wrapped and rolled into each piece of wet rice paper and served with a mixture of sauce including fish sauce, a little lemon juice, rice vinegar and sugar.

spring rolls hue best food
Source: Internet
Some places to eat Hue spring rolls:
Banh khoai Hanh
- Address: 11 Pho Duc Chinh, Hue City
- Opening hours: 08:00 am - 10:00 pm
- Prices: 20.000 VNĐ - 55.00 VNĐ (0,86 - 2,37$)
Di Tu banh xeo - Banh Khot
- Address: 124 Phan Chu Trinh, Hue City
- Opening hours: 02:00 pm - 09:30 pm
- Prices: 20.000 VNĐ - 30.000 VNĐ (0,86 - 1,29$)

12 - Fig Salad 

Fig salad is the specialty of food in Hue which includes thinly sliced young figs, lean pork, shrimp, sesame. This dish has a mild acrid taste of fig, sour taste of starfruit, is served with crispy sesame rice paper, and has become a favorite appetizer of Hue people in general.
Some places to try Hue’s fig salad: 
Tinh Lam Nhi vegetarian restaurant
- Address: 112A Truong Chinh, Hue City
- Opening hours: 07:00 am - 09:00 pm
- Prices: 18.000 VNĐ - 80.000 VNĐ (0,78 - 3,8$)
2T Restaurant
- Address: 15 Hoang Van Thu, Hue City
- Opening hours: 10:00am - 10:00pm
- Prices: 25.000 VNĐ - 250.000 VNĐ (1,07 - 10,7$)

13 - Pressed Cake (Ep Cake)

Pressed Cake has a brown color which is made from filtered flour and baked on a charcoal stove. Crispy pressed cake is served with raw vegetables, dipped in sweet and sour fish sauce.

pressed cake street food in hue
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Some places to enjoy pressed cake street food in Hue:
Banh Ep Di Mai
- Address: Opposite Duy Tan Secondary School, Hue City
- Opening hours: 02:00 pm - 08:00 pm
- Prices: 2.000 VNĐ - 2.500 VNĐ (0,086 - 0,17$)
Quan 20 – Banh ep Nguyen Du
- Address: 20 Nguyen Du, Hue City
- Opening hours: 04:00 pm - 10:00 pm
- Prices: 2.000 VNĐ - 5.000 VNĐ (0,086 - 0,21$)
Banh ep Nguyen Khoa Vy 
- Address: 8/24 Nguyen Khoa Vy, Hue City
- Opening hours: 01:30pm - 09:00pm
- Prices: from 3.000 VNĐ (0,15$)

14 - Nam Cake

Along with Beo Cake and Bot Loc Cake, Beo – Nam - Loc is a set 3 must try dishes of Hue food tour. Nam Cake made from rice flour with the filling of shrimp, green beans,.. wrapped in banana leaves and enjoyed with sweet and sour mixed washy fish sauce.
Some Nam Cake eating places to choose:
Banh Beo Nam Loc Ba Do
- Address: 8 Nguyen Binh Khiem, Phu Cat, Hue City
- Opening hours: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
- Prices: 10.000 VNĐ - 50.000 VNĐ  (0,43 - 2,15$)
Banh Chi
- Address: 2/64 Hoang Dieu, Hue City
- Opening hours: 12:30am - 08:00 pm
- Prices: 20.000 VNĐ - 100.000 VNĐ (0,86 - 4,3$)
Banh Beo Nam Hang Me
- Address: 12 Vo Thi Sau, Hue City
- Opening hours: 07:00 am - 10:30 pm
- Prices: 50.000 VNĐ - 100.000 VNĐ (2,15 - 4,3$)

II - Famous restaurants in Hue

Some of the highly recommended restaurants to enjoy the best food in Hue Vietnam from traditional foods such as fermented peacock roll and phoenix fried-roll and royal meal to the Western foods. 

tinh gia vien vegetarian food restaurant
Source: Khamphahue

1 - Tinh Gia Vien Royal 

Address: 7/28 Le Thanh Ton, Hue City
Main dishes: Hue's famous Imperial cuisine such as Steamed Shrimp with Lan shape, Nem Cong Cha Phuong, Cung Dinh Rice
Contact: 0234.3522243 / 0234.3511.605 / +84 (0)914.215.033

2 - Cung Dinh restaurant 

Address: 03 Nguyen Sinh Sac, Vi Da, , Hue City
Main dishes: traditional, imperial dishes like Nem Cong Cha Phuong, corn soup with crab, steamed shrimp with coconut water
Contact: 0234.3812.761

3 - Hue Co restaurant

Address: 104/47, Kim Long street, Hue City
Main dishes: Imperial appetizers, French-style five-flavor duck, types of cakes, types of Hue sweet soup, etc.
Contact: (84) 234 3590 902 / (84) 234 3590 357

4 - Geylang Hue Restaurant

Address: 07 Dinh Tien Hoang, Phu Hoa, Hue City
Main dishes: frog porridge, Singapore frog sticky rice, Dimsum, hot pot, etc
Contact: +84 (0)907 938 251
 
Hue foods and cuisine is considered as a fat belly of Vietnamese cuisine. Visitors have a chance to immerse in a hub of food and culture with the local simple dishes and elaborately processed royal dishes. 
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