Royal City Street Eats
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Hue, with its mix of history and modern life, is the gateway to the treasures of Vietnam’s royal past. But we’re not taking you on a stuffy history tour. Instead, we’re getting under the city’s skin (and into its stomach) aboard local cyclos with plenty of stops for local food (and a bit of history) along the way!
After you’ve been picked up at your hotel, we’ll head out on a relaxing cyclo ride to our first stop, where a tasty banh beo (steamed rice discs topped with shrimp) and ram it (sticky rice dumplings) await. Both of these great flavors will wake up your taste buds in a traditional way as you snack alongside local people.
Your Hue tour will continue with a beautiful ride across the elegant Perfume River via either Phu Xuan or Trang Tien bridge, to reach the Royal Citadel, where you’ll have a chance to try the tastiest crispy Hue pancake ever! In business for more than 20 years, the owner Hong Mai is well-known among locals for serving up the most delicious banh khoai, with a unique soybean dipping sauce and fresh herbs.
We hope you’re still hungry, because then we’re going to stop for our third dish on this Hue food tour. Bun bo Hue is a typical Hue beef vermicelli soup. Located by the entrance of Dong Ba gate, this place is only open at 6:30pm but with over 100 kilos of vermicelli and five big broth pots per day, it serves up a lot of bowls while it’s open! You’ll taste just how great this bun bo is.
We’ll then head to a small local snack shop where you’ll have the opportunity to prepare for yourself a typical egg rice cracker with beef or pâté on charcoal. This treat is a favorite dessert after a main meal for many locals, and this is a great place for you to indulge in a local experience and interact with the people of Hue.
Your Hue street food tour ends at a historical pavilion of the Royal Citadel, where you will be immersed in the royal atmosphere and get to enjoy an amazing view of the Imperial city while sipping a lovely royal herbal tea or Vietnamese coffee.
Items of a personal nature; Additional food or beverages; Gratuities.
Hours of operation
Available daily; Departs at 5:00pm.
Approximately 3 hours.
Pick-up from centrally located hotels in Hue.
Light and comfortable clothing is recommended.
Please inform your local guide about any food allergies you may have. Vegetarians can be catered for.
Children below the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge, however, they must share the cyclo and food with their parents.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**