Best Food to Enjoy During Your Day Trip in Hue

These 5 following spots will make your perfect Hue-style delicacies.
July 12, 2022 | 06:09

Are you in Hue for only 24 hours and cannot decide what to eat? Are you feeling lost among countless food choices? Let’s take a look at 5 must-try food for your summer holiday, all for the reasonable price of VND 20,000 - 60,000 (US $0.85 - 2.41).

Uot cake with grilled meat, mix vermicelli with grilled meat

The first one on the list is on the way from Thien Mu pagoda to the city center. Uot cake is the local name for Cuon cake. The filling is grilled meat, herbs, bean sprouts, etc. and it is served with sweet and spicy dipping sauce. Another must-try food is mixed vermicelli with grated papaya, cilantro, etc., and especially a special bean sauce dipping sauce. The marinated meat is the highlight of the mixed vermicelli.

You should visit early because the shop is always crowded during lunch time. This is the best type of food to enjoy in the cool rainy weather of summer in Hue city.

Best Food to Enjoy During Your Day Trip in Hue
Photo: Huyen Anh Restaurant Facebook

Address: Huyen Anh Restaurant - 50 Kim Long, City. Hue, Thua Thien Hue

Opening hours: 7:00 - 22:00

Price range: VND 20,000 - 60,000

Sweet dessert

Photo: Kenh14
Photo: Kenh14

Sweet soup, or Che in Vietnamese, is one of the top popular street food across Vietnam, and Hue is not an exception. The food comes in a variety of options, including lotus seed sweet soup, glutinous balls sweet soup with pork, red bean sweet soup, hyacinth bean sweet soup, mung bean sweet soup, corn and coconut sweet soup, to name a few.

If sightseeing around the Citadel is too tiring, you will crave something sweet. Sweet soup in Hue has a distinct flavor compared to the North, but this cheap dish will be perfect for sweet-tooth.

Because sweet dessert vendor stools can be found anywhere, there is no opening hour. This is highly recommended as an afternoon treat to get your sugar level up after exploring the city all day while still leaving room for the dinner feast.

Address: Vendor stools in front of Citadel Gate

Price range: From VND 10,000

Coffee and tea

This cafe has been a hot spot among fashionistas and minimalists in recent years. S, M, L, XL coffee shop a good destination for visitors who like open space cafes, lots of trees. It is like a garden covered with green trees, hidden deep in a small alley. When you are feeling lazy and looking for a place to hide from the summer heat, come enjoy a cold drink at this place.

The shop is specialized in coldbrew, also matcha-flavored and chocolate-flavored drinks. The main white tone, minimal design is calming just like the atmosphere of the ancient capital.

Photo: MIA
Photo: MIA
Photo: Delangthang
Photo: Delangthang

Address: S,M,L,XL Coffee Shop - 18 Thai Phien, Hue City

Opening hours: 8:00 - 20:00

Price: From VND 50,000

Mussel rice

Photo: MIA
Photo: MIA

Mussel rice is one of the most popular dishes in Hue but it is not easy to find a tasty restaurant, expecially when you are only visiting for 24 hours. Check out Hoa Dong restaurant, which is famous for its mussel rice, both cheap and delicious.

This mussel rice restaurant is located in a small alley but it is always packed with customers, mainly locals. Do not mistake it for the Hoa Dong shop in the main street, and remember to read the name of the shop carefully.

Photo: Halo Travel
Photo: Halo Travel

There are also vermicelli, mixed noodles, rice, mussel porridge, some of the typical Hue-style dinner choices for you to choose.

Mussel rice is made of cold rice, not hot sticky rice so you will not feel too full after one serving. The topping fills up the rice: roasted peanuts, topping, richly fried mussels, vegetables, with a sweet and spicy sauce added. The dish is mouth-watering and each portion comes with a bowl of boiled mussel broth on the side.

Address: Hoa Dong Mussel Rice - 64/7 Ung Binh, Vy Da, Hue City

Opening hours: All day

Price range: VND 10,000 - 15,000

Banh mi

If you want to go for midnight snack in Hue to make the most of your 24-hour visit, how about trying the Vietnamese classic street food: Banh Mi at Banh mi O Tho?

O Tho bread shop (also known as Truong Tien bread) is famous among both locals and tourists. The bread is small but stuffed with eggs, meat, rolls, sausages, etc.

Going out late at night, eating a stuffed Banh mi with glass of iced soy bean milk, you will have a complete day of Hue-style delicacies.

Best Food to Enjoy During Your Day Trip in Hue
Photo: Kangyoon_Ho

Address: Banh Mi O Tho - 14 Tran Cao Van, Phu Hoi, Hue

Opening hours: Evening

Price range: VND 10,000 - 15,000

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