Bun Bo Hue: A Hearty Noodle Soup Experience:
Start your food tour with a steaming bowl of Bun Bo Hue, a traditional noodle soup that is Hue's culinary pride. This dish features tender beef, pork, and rice noodles in a flavorful broth infused with lemongrass and shrimp paste. The combination of spicy, sour, and savory flavors will awaken your taste buds and provide a satisfying and energizing start to your culinary adventure.
Banh Beo: Delicate Steamed Rice Cakes:
As you continue your cycling journey, make a stop to savor Banh Beo, delicate steamed rice cakes served in small bowls. Topped with dried shrimp, crispy pork skin, and scallions, these bite-sized morsels offer a delightful blend of textures and flavors. Drizzle some nuoc mam (fish sauce) over them for an extra burst of umami.
Banh Khoai: Hue's Version of Savory Pancakes:
Pedal your way to a local eatery to try Banh Khoai, Hue's version of savory pancakes. These golden pancakes are made from a batter of rice flour, turmeric, and coconut milk, filled with a variety of ingredients like shrimp, pork, and bean sprouts. Wrap them in fresh lettuce leaves, herbs, and dip them in a tangy peanut sauce for a delightful combination of flavors and textures.
Nem Lui: Grilled Lemongrass Skewers:
Satisfy your craving for grilled goodness with Nem Lui, Hue's famous lemongrass skewers. These flavorful skewers consist of seasoned ground pork wrapped around lemongrass stalks, creating a fragrant and succulent treat. Grill them over hot coals and wrap them in rice paper with fresh herbs and vegetables. The combination of smoky, sweet, and tangy flavors will leave you craving for more.
Che Hue: Sweet Treats to End Your Tour:
No food tour is complete without indulging in some local sweets. Treat yourself to Che Hue, a colorful and refreshing dessert soup made with various ingredients such as mung beans, lotus seeds, tapioca pearls, and coconut milk. The combination of textures and flavors creates a delightful and cooling finale to your culinary journey through Hue.
From savoring the robust flavors of Bun Bo Hue to indulging in delicate Banh Beo and Banh Khoai, and grilling Nem Lui to enjoying the refreshing Che Hue, each dish tells a story of Hue's rich culinary heritage. As you pedal through the city's streets with Mr Biker Saigon, you'll not only satisfy your taste buds but also witness the bustling local life and architectural wonders that make Hue a captivating destination. So hop on your bike, let Mr Biker Saigon guide you, and embark on a gastronomic adventure through the culinary delights of Hue.