Why You Should Try Hue Cuisine

Why You Should Try Hue Cuisine

Hue Cuisine

Hue Cuisine

A long with famed ancient citadel – one of the World Heritage Sites- and the romantic Perfume River, Hue is known for its exquisite cuisine. Thanks to its bio-diversity with numerous mountains and beaches, Hue has access to a variety of fresh vegetables, meats and even seafood. Fresh and diverse ingredients are the key element that forms Hue’s cuisine, which is regarded as the best in the country. In the early 17th century, Hue was a center of the South and attracted a lot of brilliant people around the country, including many talented chefs. From the late 18th century to the middle of the 20th century, Hue was the capital of the Tay Son and Nguyen Dynasties. During this period, Hue’s cuisine was elevated into an art form to serve the King and his royal family. It developed the most and divided into three main trends. Some dishes were designed particularly for royalty, some for commoners and some for vegetarian people. To this day, Hue remains its culinary culture which is said to be the best of Vietnam. It is truly a paradise for foodies that you should try at least once when in Vietnam.

Royal Dining

Royal dishes arose out of the common dishes that were refined to serve at the court. They were cooked by excellent chefs through the country with the use of best ingredients. To serve in the royal palace, the food must be healthy, aromatic in smell and well – prepared in shape. Especially, some dishes were used with medical purposes. For this reason, each royal dish was made by a specialized chef under the observation of the Royal Kitchen and the Royal Medical Service. To this day, royal food is a feature that you should not miss in Hue. Coming here, you can enjoy nutritious food in many restaurants, hotels or inside the citadel in its festivals. There are some famous dishes that always remain in the menu of visitors. Nem Cong (Peacock Sour Mixed Meat) and Cha Phuong (Phoenix Mixed Meat) are the most common.

Dishes For Commoners

Hue has a variety of dishes that are popular to the locals and now are known by many people and visitors in the country and in the world. Hue people now still maintain their unique culinary culture which dates back for more than 200 years ago. If you have a chance to visit Hue, you will see that whether you offer a meal in a restaurant or in a street corner, Hue food always look attractive and sophisticated. An ordinary meal can be made by ten different dishes. In Hue, even common snacks are beautiful presented. There are many snacks that are made with a high degree of preparation; they are favorite dishes of the locals and are very popular in their daily meal. To experience Hue cuisine there is no need to offer a meal in a luxurious restaurant; you can enjoy the food everywhere, in street corners, in small bars, or even with a street vendor that you do not know. Hue is always willing to serve you the best food with a cheap price.

Hue people like to present their meals beautifully. This is because they consider their cuisine as a ways to reflect their culture and belief. A meal should contain a balance of different food types, tastes and colors. The food is not only eaten by the mouth but also by the eyes, the nose and even the heart.

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