The Imperial City of Hue is renowned for its distinctive and flavorful Vietnamese food. This gastronomic city accepts thousands of domestic and international travelers every month not to only visit the royal palaces, gardens and tombs but also to try out all the famous Hue local food like Bun Bo Hue. Knowing exactly where to eat in Hue is paramount to getting the most out of your Hue tour.
Tourists usually search for “Best Restaurants in Hue” when looking for the best places to eat in Hue. Though, online searches may shock you as there are more foreign restaurants than restaurants that actually serve Hue local food.
Dong Ba Market
Hue food are generally great tasting Vietnamese dishes, whether they are being served in fancy restaurants or on the streets. Dong Ba Market is a great place to explore and try local dishes. This big Hue Market is the busiest and also where to find the wide varieties of local fruits and Vietnamese food. Hue snacks like Banh Loc are usually the best ones to try in this area.
Madam Thu Restaurant
Madam Thu Restaurant is a highly recommended place to eat in Hue according to both local and foreigner travelers via Google Reviews and TripAdvisor. The restaurant serves authentic Hue local dishes and also allocate certain amount of profit to charity. Plus the restaurant employs helpful and well-versed with English staff.
Another sought after restaurant is the Hanh Restaurant which is famous for their Banh Beo. There maybe more local patrons here because not much staff can speak English to cater foreign customers.
Che, the famous Hue dessert, is usually being sold in the late afternoon on the streets. Food stalls close to the Hue Citadel is where to find the best Banh Khoai or Hue pancake. Perfect snack after touring around the Imperial City of Hue.
If you think hit-and-miss is not an option when you do not have much time to explore the city, best would be get a Hue 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. Hue Street Food Tour is available on Taste of Hue.