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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.


  • 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.

  • "Ro" fish sauce
    Update 3/16/2020 10:37:32 AM
    "Ro" fish sauce is a rustic dish which is familiar to Hue locals. It is said to require careful material selection and marinating process.

  • Tre Hue
    Update 3/13/2020 4:00:48 PM
    Tre Hue is one of Hue specialties. Although it is similar to fermented pork in the South, tre Hue has its own special flavor. There are two kinds of tre Hue. One is made from pork while the other is made from beef.

  • Photo: internet Banh canh Nam Pho
    Update 3/12/2020 2:13:35 PM
    In addition to famous tempting dishes such as beef noodle soup, mussel rice, etc, Hue is also home to the unique kind of banh canh (thick noodle soup) called Nam Pho.

  • Banh ep Hue - an amazing street food
    Update 3/12/2020 2:10:28 PM
    When it comes to Hue street food, "banh ep" is known as a delicious yet reasonably-priced dish. Although it is available in every corner of Hue city, it tastes different from shop to shop.

  • Photo: internet Areca-nut candy
    Update 3/11/2020 3:33:42 PM
    Areca-nut candy (Kẹo cau) is a rustic sweet food of Hue children. As its name suggests, the candy looks like the areca nut cut into 6 pieces.

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