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What To Eat In Hue City?

Hue is likely an ancient city of Vietnam. Hue is a very attractive destination with many beautiful landscapes, majestic mountains, beautiful beaches and especially many unique structures of Hue citadel or mausoleums… All of them created an interesting land for everyone to be really excited and curious to visit this beautiful destination.

In addition, Hue also has an extremely diverse and famous cuisine which makes many people desire to experience and feel it as much as they could. Let’s see what makes Hue special like that.

Bun bo Hue – Hue style beef vermicelli soup

In Vietnam, everyone probably knows this food which is famous from the South to the North. Bun bo Hue has tasty soup which is made from many spices and materials. This food is used with many kinds of vegetable, beef and local chili which is so spicy.

If you love this food in other regions, you will be surprised and excited to try it one more time in Hue, because the taste or everything here are totally different with others. It will be so amazing to try its original taste, however, you should be careful because of spicy chili.

Recommendation: Bun bo Hue “O Phung” – 12 Nguyen Du street, Hue city.

Bun bo Hue is original from Hue city, so tourists should try it when coming to Hue


Bun nghe – turmeric noodle

This food is so good-looking because of its color and attraction. You may want to try it right away. The noodle is mixed with turmeric to create the special yellow which makes many local people love it. This food is used with pork and local fish sauce.

The interesting thing of this food is to be put in a big basket which looks so strange and interesting. You may like it, let’s try and experience this local food in Hue city.

Recommendation: Bun nghe – 7/20 Tran Quang Khai street, Phu Hoi ward, Hue city.

Bun nghe – turmeric noodle


Com hen – Mussel rice

Mussel rice is one of special local foods in Hue city, you may feel difficult to find out somewhere characteristic like this in other regions. The mussel is so small, you may be surprised of seeing nothing in your food, but it makes this food special and tasty.

You can also choose to use noodle instead of rice. Each bowl only costs 10.000 VND (a half of 1 USD), it’s so cheap but it will bring an amazing experience to you while trying it. However, you need to find the local place to try its original taste in Hue, it will be much more amazing than other restaurants.

Recommendation: Com hen O Đen – 27 Tran Quang Khai street, Phu Hoi ward, Hue city.

Com hen – Mussel rice


Bun mam nem – Anchovy sauce with rice vermicelli and roasted pork

Coming to Hue, you should not miss this special food. The taste of anchovy sauce is so amazing and tasty, some people don’t like it but if you are used to the taste of it, you may love it a lot.

In addition, only anchovy sauce in the Middle – especially in Hue which can bring original taste to you. You should be careful of this food because of spicy chili. Let’s try how special it is.

The main ingredients: noodle, anchovy sauce, some kinds of local vegetable, pork…

Recommendation: Bun mam nem “Me Theo” – 64 Ba Trieu street, Hue city.

Bun mam nem – Anchovy sauce with rice vermicelli and roasted pork


Banh canh cua – Crab noodle

For this food, you should find out the local place to feel its original taste to the fullest. The main ingredients are rice noodle, crab ball, pork, some kinds of vegetable and some local chili which makes this food tastier.

The local people usually choose this food for breakfast, you may easily see it somewhere on the street – try asking them in Vietnamese name and don’t be shy to get inside and try it, you will have a chance to feel the local life with this special local food.

Recommendation: Banh canh cua – Doi Cung street, Hue city.

Banh canh cua – Crab noodle


Banh canh ca loc – Snakehead fish noodle

This food is quite similar with crab noodle, however, the soup has a little difference. In addition, the local people usually like to use it with a piece of beef bologna to make this food tastier. The main ingredients are rice noodle, snakehead fish, beef bologna… Let’s try and experience to know how attractive and diverse Hue’s cuisine is.

Recommendation: Snakehead fish noodle – Banh canh ca loc – 93 Nguyen Hue street, Hue city.

Banh canh ca loc – Snakehead fish noodle


Nem lui Hue – Hue lemongrass skewer

Nem lui is one of special local foods in Hue. Nem lui is made from pork which is mixed with some spices. It is used with some kinds of local vegetable such as star fruit, salad, sliced green banana… In addition, the local sauce is complicatedly made from many spices to make this food more special and tastier. Let’s experience this food in Hue city.

Recommendation: Nem lui “Ba Ty” – 81 Dao Duy Tu, Hue city.

Nem lui Hue – Hue lemongrass skewer


Banh Hue – Hue’s cakes

Coming to Hue without trying these kinds of Hue’s cake would be probably a shortcoming. Many people want to find out the local places to try every kind of Hue’s cake. It is very different with rice or noodle that you usually try. Hue’s cake will definitely bring amazing and interesting experience to you. Don’t miss it, let’s try to feel it.

Recommendation: Hanh restaurant – 11 Pho Duc Chinh street, Phu Hoi ward, Hue city.

Banh Hue – Hue’s cakes


Che Hue – Hue sweet soup

Che Hue is likely a change as a dessert after trying many main local foods in Hue. “Che” is a kind of local cuisine of this region as well as in Vietnam, you should experience. There are up to 20 kinds of “Che” that you can choose. Each one has its own special taste and will definitely bring interesting experience to you.

Recommendation: 67 Tran Hung Dao street, Phu Hoa ward, Hue city.

Che Hue – Hue sweet soup


The cuisine of Hue is so diverse and characteristic. It will definitely bring unforgettable experiences to you which are not less interesting than beautiful landscapes or unique structures. Moreover, everything here is so cheap, that’s the reason why many people love and desire to visit here a lot. Hue is so peaceful and not crowded like other cities, that will bring relaxing and comfortable feelings to you.


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