1. Vietnam
  2. Thua Thien-Hue
  3. Hue, Vietnam

Hue: Royal City Street Eats - Evening Food Tour

Product ID: 62676
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Hop aboard a cyclo and take a tasty trip through historic Hue, the last imperial capital of Vietnam. Explore the city’s charms as you ride through alleyways, taste local street foods, and learn the history of central Vietnamese cuisine.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
English

Pick-up service

Centrally located hotels in Hue
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Sample Hue’s street food specialties, from sticky rice dumplings to pancakes
  • Sit side-by-side with locals enjoying popular snacks at the end of a long day
  • Learn the history and significance of dishes that make up central Vietnamese cuisine
  • Ride through the streets of Hue aboard a cyclo
  • Experience the nightly street life of Hue
Full description
Hue, with its mix of history and modern life, is the gateway to the treasures of Vietnam’s royal past. But you are not taken on a stuffy history tour. Instead, you are 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, you head out on a relaxing cyclo ride to your 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. 

You’re going to stop for your 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 bois. 

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.
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Cyclo ride
  • All food items as per itinerary
  • 1 bottle of water
  • 1 coffee or herbal tea
What’s Not Included
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide and cyclo driver

When you get there

Know before you go
• Please inform your local guide about any food allergies you may have. Regrettably vegetarians and vegans cannot be catered for
• Please note that this tour visits independent, family-owned businesses whose operating schedules and menus may change. Therefore, street food venues and local dishes often vary; your local guide will make any final adjustments on the spot