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Being well-known for their elegance, Hue locals show their special taste not only in dining, selecting ingredients, but also cooking style and food decoration. For Hue locals, every dish is an art works.

It can be said that Hue locals enjoy gastronomy with all their senses. Nguyen Tuan, a famous writer once said that Hue locals eat with their eyes. No matter what sense they use to absorb nutrition, they seem to enjoy rather than eat the dishes. This can be shown through little smooth pieces of bánh bèo (round-shaped steamed rice cake), “Bánh nậm” (flat rice flour stuffed dumpling wrapped in banana leaf), Nam Pho rice spagetti soup, corn sweet soup from Con Hen islet, etc. Regardless of rustic or luxurious dishes, one may never forget their special flavors. Thanks to meticulous hands of Hue women, Hue dishes were rich with spiritual values.

Hue is home to over 1000 Hue styled dishes including royal dishes served under Nguyen dynasty. The royal menu consists of over dozens of carefully prepared dishes. Besides, rustic dishes are very popular among Hue locals. There are up to hundreds of dishes made by Hue housewives who are not only meticulous, smart but also talented. Locals not only concern about decoration and quality rather than quantity. Visitors will never forget the elegant their flavor once taste Hue vegetarian dishes.

 

  • Fermented fish sauce noodle Types of Hue noodle
    Update 5/6/2021 3:54:54 PM
    Hue is commonly known as home of beef noodle soup or pig's trotter noodle soup. However, there are a wide variety kinds of noodle ranging from dried, mixed to soup versions can be found in this land.

  • Illustration photo Traditional Hue meal
    Update 4/6/2021 4:21:55 PM
    Traditional Hue meal is a Vietnamese meal made in Hue style. Like other country-wide localities, Hue locals often have meals in accordance with their daily works.

  • Ginger jam (illustration photo) Hue jams
    Update 4/6/2021 4:20:12 PM
    Hue is home to numerous kinds of jam made from ginger, coconut, watermelon, sweet potato, lotus seeds, beans, papaya, carrot, radish, kumquat, tamarind, star fruit, orange and mango, etc. Almost every traditional Hue family knows how to make jam.

  • Illustration photo Hue vegetarian food
    Update 4/2/2021 11:10:46 AM
    Following Mahayana Buddhism, Hue locals cooked their vegetarian dishes without meat. Some are cooked in royal style and considered as vegetarian versions of tasty non-vegetarian dishes.

  • Hue areca-nut candy (illustration photo) Kinds of candy in Hue
    Update 4/2/2021 11:09:15 AM
    In Vietnamese cuisine, there are only a few kinds of candy. Even in Hue, the ancient capital of Vietnam, just some kinds of candy are found.

  • Tofu pudding vendors follow Hue women to far and near streets Hue tofu pudding
    Update 3/25/2020 2:06:46 PM
    Hue tofu pudding is a familiar rustic dish loved by local people of all ages. It is also known as a healthy, fragrant and tasty snack.

  • Photo: Internet Fresh sour shrimp rolls
    Update 3/23/2020 1:54:56 PM
    Hue has long been considered as the capital of Vietnamese gastronomy with royal beautifully-decorated dishes. Fresh sour shrimp roll, an advanced version of traditional fresh rice paper definitely leaves a memorable impression on far and near tourists.

  • "Nuoc" rice noodle
    Update 3/20/2020 2:01:02 PM
    Will you visit Hue this summer? Do not forget to try "nuoc" rice noodle - the special dish that can only be found in Hue at that time of the year!

  • Stir-fried mussel and grilled rice paper
    Update 3/16/2020 3:12:43 PM
    While Hue mussel rice has been famous for so long, a local favorite dish called stir-fried mussel is hardly known by far and near tourists.

  • A bowl of clam porridge Tam Giang lagoon's clam porridge
    Update 3/16/2020 2:00:48 PM
    Tam Giang clam lives at the bottom of the lagoon. Thanks to its unpolluted living environment, clam is considered as local specialty. Although there are various dishes made from Tam Giang clam, porridge is the most special one.


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