Vietnam’s previous capital, Hue has a rich history and culture. Not only that, Hue city is an amazing culinary destination as well. The city has been known for its unique Hue local dishes that were greatly influenced by the time Nguyen Dynasty reigned the country. One of the most common dish you’ll find here is the Banh Uot Hue.
Banh Uot is a Vietnamese thin pancake wrapper consisting of rice noodle sheets, eaten with sweet fish sauce, fried shallots, and a side of Vietnamese pork sausage. You’ll probably find this all over Vietnam but Hue city, as usual, has a different version of this simple dish.
Banh uot Hue uses rice noodle sheets topped with fried shallots as well. Though instead of pork sausage, Hue uses steamed pork to bring out the natural flavor. If you think it is too bland, you can get the thit heo quay version or the fried pork belly. Either of the two, you can always dip it on its special fish sauce. Be mindful though because Hue locals love their spices, chili is a must but you can always remove it from the sauce.
This simple dish is commonly sold in restaurants and street stalls in Hue. You can explore around the city and you are most likely to find them on blocks next to the river bank or at the walking market. Banh Uot Hue is around 20.000 to 50.000 VND depending on the location of the restaurant and the amount of serving. If you get it around the backpackers area in Vo Thi Sau Street, it should cost you about 30.000 to 50.000 VND.
If you think hit-and-miss is not an option when you do not have much time to explore the city, best to get Hue Walking Food Tour. It is probably a lot cheaper when you are touring around with a local foodie who knows exactly what, where, when and how to eat these Hue local food.