Held as one of the foremost food centres in Southeast Asia, Hue utilizes its royal lineage by offering rich, sophisticated cuisine passed down through generations. For a lavish feast fit for a king, you’ve come to the right place. The full treatment can be found at a variety of restaurants catering to tourists with royal dinners, including era appropriate costuming, photo opportunities and impeccable service in addition to the sumptuous spread.

For a more understated experience, Hue’s culinary delights are available at local restaurants with all of the flavour and a little of the extravagance. Not every venue is a gem, however, and choosing carefully, based on our recommendations and local suggestions will eliminate the risk of ending up at a lackluster establishment.

As for what to order once you’re there, Hue’s most popular works of art masquerading, as dishes are Bun Bo Hue, a beef and rice noodle soup with unique seasonings, and Banh Beo, rice flour crepes topped with shrimp, shallots and pork rinds. Don’t be fooled by the intricate design and preparations. These offerings are meant to be eaten, not gaped at, no matter how beautiful they are. Take a minute to appreciate their grace, then tuck in and enjoy.

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