“It’s good, and busy with tour groups, but for the real deal — as the locals have always eaten it — you have to go ‘poor but luxurious,’ as the local mantra dictates.” Robert Reid.
Hue, the capital of Vietnam during the Nguyen King (1802-1945), appeals to most tourists for the romantic river and the historical culture sites. But, “All too often those who do come often miss its greatest attraction – not the royal tombs in the hills up the Perfume River, or the bomb-blasted Citadel in town, but the food”, Robert Reid, a famous guidebook writer, said.
In fact, from the north to the south of Vietnam, there are hundreds of local dishes. According to searches, 1700 dishes have been found; including: 1400 local dishes in Hue Vietnam. This is a good reason for Hue city to attract travelers who like to explore Hue cuisine as well as Vietnamese food. “In the middle of the country, centered in the ancient imperial city of Hue, is a cuisine with a history of sophisticated and complex specialties including pork sausages and fancy rice cakes. Of the regional cuisines, it most reflects Western influences”, written by Correspondent Carolyn O’Neil on CNN Travel Now.
“Also, use your eyes.”Anything that looks good to you that’s hot and steaming and has been really cooked, you’re in good shape. And much of the culture, it’s noodles coming out of boiling water, it’s things coming off the grill — all of the grilled items are sliced very thin and so they’re cooked all the way through, so you’re going to be fine with a lot of these items,” Drescher advises” on CNN.
Now is the time for you to start exploring Hue cuisine to gain your own experiences about street food in Hue Vietnam as well as Vietnamese cuisine.
The tour is designed and operated by an over 14-year experienced guide who likes to eat the street food and wants to share the local flavor with you. You will taste selected local dishes and get an real experience around the city with us.
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This is a relaxing and comprehensive half day of memorable Hue dishes. Also included is a stroll through Dong Ba Market which can be daunting unless you know your way around. Some of the stops are in the Citadel, and it is a wonderful way to see the neighbourhoods by cyclo. The tour is very well thought out in terms of the progression of dishes, and it is hard to imagine anyone going hungry. So many memorable dishes and places you would ever find on your own or in a guide book. I highly recommend this not only for the food but to see the center of Hue. GO!
We had great fun being shown the market and little restaurants which we would have never have been able to find ourselves. Thom taught us about the culture and what makes Hue different. Riding in a cyclo feels touristy but still good fun and relaxing. Highly recommend and do not eat lunch before you go!!
We absolutely loved this tour. It was worth the money – you support locals (restaurants and the cyclos), you get to try the very best food in Vietnam and the guide Mr Thom was a great guy and very informative. He was very concious of hygiene – I think especially so given we had 4 and 6 year olds with us – so it was a great way to safely feast on all the local street food. Would happily book this again.