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EAT & DRINK Hue Sunday, 18 October 2015

Hue cakes – Các loại bánh Huế

Hue is famous for not only poet landscapes but also many traditional specialties that you should not miss when travelling in Hue.

 Bloating fern cakes

Bloating fern cakes
Bloating fern cakes

If you have a chance to visit Hue, you will find how familiar the bloating ferns are with the Hue people. It’s from 3 to 5 pm, a lot of women sell the cakes with their burdens on all streets. Hue people like that cakes and they accustom to eat them in the noshing meal.

There are some bloating fern streets, such as An Dinh, Ngu Binh or Nguyen Binh Khiem streets.

Steamed rice pancake with shrimp

Steamed rice pancake with shrimp
Steamed rice pancake with shrimp

This is also a popular nosh in Hue city. The cake is made from flour which is added spices and oil then boiled. The filling of this cake is fussily made. Shrimps are left tegument and minced with pork. Shrimp and pork are fried with onions and spices.

The cakes are packed by banana leaves. The flour is put on the leaves and added the filling then packed in the rectangle shape. After that, the cakes are steamed.

When eating, people use it with sweet sour fish sauce.

Glutinous rice cakes

Glutinous rice cakes
Glutinous rice cakes

This is folk food which is been the King’s favorite food in Nguyen dynasty. Nowadays, glutinous rice cake becomes a specialty in Hue. When eating them, the diners can feel about the flours, shrimp and pork tastes, especially the brittle “ram” in the cake is the most interesting part.

The main materials of this dish are glutinous flour, fresh shrimp and pork. They are the small cakes but to make them, people have to use a lot of skills, such as kneading flour, making filling, steaming cake…

Besides, there are many specialties that you should try when visiting Hue. 

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