Top 6 street food dishes of Hue
Hue is a cradle of street food culture. Just walking down the street, you can already enjoy the typical dishes. Let’s explore with Danang Motorbike Adventure
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Hue street food always attracts a lot of tourists. Sophisticated in the way of processing, Hue street food is fully praised. It is also the culture of Hue people, gentle, high-pitched but very attractive.
Sweet Soup (Che Hue)
It will be a big omission if you come to Hue without trying Sweet Soup. Sweet Soup in Hue is usually located in small alleys that locals often call Kiet.
There are many types of Sweet Soup, hot tea includes bean curd, rhododendron, corn tea, purple potato… Cold tea is more diverse such as black beans, red beans, beaten green beans, king tea, coconut-coated, peanut-wrapped powdered tea… Each cup of tea usually costs about 8,000 VND – 10,000 VND.
Some tea shops in Hue:
- Mobile tea shops near Tuoi Tre park
- Cung Dinh tea 31 Nguyen Hue
- Sao tea on Phan Boi Chau street
- Tea shop in Truong Dinh
It is said that when coming to Hue, it is impossible to ignore the spring rolls with boi and aroma. Many people often say “Nem lui is one of Hue’s special dishes”‘. In addition to the main ingredient of spring rolls grilled on skewers on a charcoal stove, the deliciousness of this dish is in the accompanying vegetables and the dipping sauce made from dozens of different ingredients.
The main accompanying vegetables are herbs, star fruit, bean sprouts, thinly sliced green bananas, raw figs… The sauce is also very sophisticated, made from pig liver, oil, flour, sugar, soy sauce, fish sauce, cinnamon chi, etc. Fresh spring rolls, coconut milk… Once you eat spring rolls, you will want to eat them a second time, a third time… then every time you come to Hue, you want to enjoy this dish, even when you come home, you still want to find a restaurant for spring rolls. It’s like the taste in Hue.
Delicious spring rolls in Hue:
- The shop in front of Dong Ba market
- The shop on Phu Quy street – Nguyen Hue
- Quan Hanh at 11 Pho Duc Chinh
BREAD FLOUR (Bot Loc)
The filter cake is attractive by the aroma of onion fat and fresh chili, while the filter cake is the harmony of steamed cake with the delicious taste hidden inside. It is the quintessence of Hue wrapped behind each layer of leaves. The dish is also suitable to buy as a gift, because it is convenient to pack and transport without losing flavor.
Suggested address: Streets specializing in selling filter cakes such as Vo Thi Sau, Le Thanh Ton, Pham Hong Thai, Truong Dinh, Nguyen Hue … or street vendors in the afternoon near Trang Tien bridge.
This is a quite popular dish in the central region, depending on where the taste will change. In Hue, banh beo has two types of banh beo cup and banh beo disc. The cake is white, thin and sticky, the top is burnt shrimp, fried onions, and eye-catching fat.
The cake is fragrant with cake flour, greasy in the topping layer. A portion of 5 pieces costs from 10,000 VND. Suggested address: Nguyen Hue, Nguyen Binh Khiem, Pham Hong Thai…
Not only mussel rice, mussel noodles are also very famous in Hue. When it comes to Hue street food, people often talk about mussel rice, a dish with a combination of sour, spicy, salty, sweet, rich and a little strange. And mussel noodles are a variation of mussel rice, because the ingredients to make this dish are similar, except that instead of noodles.
Mussel noodles eat strangely, making many tourists excited when traveling here. The main ingredients of this dish include mussels, shrimp noodles, a little more vegetables and spices. The dish is very simple but the processing is also very meticulous. The mussels must be the type that is caught in the Hen dune, an alluvial dune floating on the Perfume River, in the territory of Hen dune village, Vi Da ward. The price of a bowl of mussel noodles is from 20,000 VND/bowl.
Suggested address: food court at the foot of Trang Tien bridge, Vinh Loc street, Tran Phu, Han Mac Tu.
BUN BO HUE
Somewhere there is a saying “For Hue people, vermicelli is still a part of the “Hue-style” lifestyle, being poor but still luxurious, joyful yet still full of sadness, on the outside it’s calm but in the heart there’s waves. I don’t look at myself in the mirror, but look at myself in the eyes of my loved ones, friends, neighbours…”
Hue beef noodle soup over time has been modified with different spices. But the core still includes Hue standard spices. The broth is stewed from beef bones and beef. It is indispensable for fish sauce, the spice that makes the deliciousness of the bowl of beef noodle soup. Round, chewy noodles served with fragrant basil, raw bean sprouts and banana flowers.
Depending on each restaurant in Hue, the noodles are different. Some restaurants only use beef, but there are restaurants that change more details, pork legs, corn, ear rolls, even crab cakes. Add some red onion vinegar and chili, Hue’s specialty.
Since then, the bowls of vermicelli have gone over time, into the hearts of Hue people and tourists visiting Hue. The bowl of Hue beef noodle soup is smoky with a faint aroma that makes it hard for the eater to resist its attractiveness, and then when finished eating, it’s hard to forget because of the spicy taste.
Suggest a few places to enjoy this dish:
- 13 Ly Thuong Kiet, next to the Cong Doan guesthouse
- “Mun Rut” restaurant near Dieu De Pagoda
- Bun Le on Dien Bien Phu street
- Ba Phung noodle shop on Nguyen Du street
- Bun Ba My at 71 Nguyen Cong Tru
Coming to each land, experiencing the local culture, enjoying the cuisine is an enjoyment. Have you planned to visit Hue yet? If yes, then Danang Motorbike Adventure believes that this is a good suggestion for you. Hope you enjoy many delicious dishes!