EXPERIENCES OF CULINARY CULTURE IN HUE
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Cuisine discovery is one of the best ways to learn the culture and traditions of a destination. Once the ancient capital of Vietnam and a cultural destination in the Central, Hue’s culinary culture is commonly associated with unique imperial cuisine and specific regional characteristics. While discovering Hue, travellers will get plenty of options for experiences of the culinary culture from tasting royal delicacies to enjoying rustic street dishes, especially taking Hue cooking class tour with a visit to local market.
Hue was the last royal capital under the rule of the royal family - Nguyen Dynasty for a long period of about 140 years. The royal cuisine has been known as an important part of Hue food culture, and appreciated because of the ways of cooking, decoration styles and artistic display. One typical royal banquet included dozens of dishes cooked by the finest chefs who were chosen across the country. The aesthetic decoration style is one of the signature features of imperial dishes which are often elegantly presented in the form of animals like phoenix, dragon or peacock. Nowadays, travellers coming to Hue can have a chance to enjoy a royal meal for the unforgettable experience of tasting delicious imperial dishes with the performance of Hue royal court music.
In addition to the royal cuisine, discovering Hue folk cuisine is an experience you should not miss out with tasty street food in the local environment. The local dishes are made from common ingredients and simply processed, also based on the daily eating habit of local people. It’s easy for visitors to sample iconic Hue folk dishes like Bun Bo Hue (Hue beef noodle soup), Com Hen (steamed rice with baby clam), Banh Khoai (Hue savoury pancake), etc. at traditional restaurants, sidewalk eateries or food courts of local markets.
Not only one of the best ways to enjoy both Hue royal and folk cuisine, taking Hue cooking class tour is also a great chance for food lovers to get an overview of Hue cuisine and learn how to cook Hue traditional dishes. Stroll around Dong Ba market with chefs to have an insight into daily local activities and get advice on choosing fresh ingredients for the cookery class. Learners joining the cooking course will practise to prepare Hue royal and folk dishes such as Nem Ran (fried spring rolls), Banh Khoai (Hue savoury pancake), mixed banana flower salad and more, then enjoy the traditional meal like a local. More than that, you will have a chance to bring home the recipes of those tasty Hue dishes, and share with your family and friends.
With the variety from royal delicacies to local dishes, Hue cuisine has always been playing a significant role in the traditional culture of the ancient capital city. Accompany Eco Nature Travel on our fascinating Hue cooking class tour for appealing cookery activities and get enjoyable culinary experiences in Hue.