Vietnamese people are famous for their gastronomy, and Hue is a foodie wonderland. For anyone visiting this old city, especially in the summer, there is a lot of eating to be done, and you don’t want to miss out on something that. Check out this guide to enjoy the best Hue desserts.
Che Hue (Hue sweet soup)
One of the best Hue desserts
Che (Sweet soup) is a popular dessert in Vietnam. However, Hue sweet soup is probably the most famous in the country. Because Hue is the ancient capital of Vietnam, every dishes here is very delicious, sophisticated and subtle. As a result, Hue sweet soup is not an exception. There are more than 20 kinds of sweet soup here and they are made from very simple ingredients such as fruits, sugar, beans, tapioca flour, sweet potato, etc.
It’s quite simple to make Hue sweet soup. People will boil the water, then add the prepared ingredients and sugar. Traditionally, people often serve it in small bowls, and they will put different kinds of sweet soup in a small tray. However, these days restaurants or food stalls also put them in glasses or plastic bags for take away as well.
To try the best Hue sweet soup, you can visit these places:
1. Che Hem – 1/29 Hung Vuong Street, Hue
2. Che 20 Mon – 65 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hue
3. Che Ong Lac – 20 Thanh Tinh, Hue
Sinh to (Fruit smoothies)
One of the most popular Hue desserts is fruit smoothies, you can find it everywhere in the city. As a tropical country, Vietnamese people use nearly all kind of fruit and vegetables. It is very diversity and you can find different types of fruit here such as dragonfruit, custard apple, jackfruit, avocado or soursop. A glass of smoothie will cost only about 10.000 VND, which is not only very cheap but also delicious too.
In Vietnam, when making smoothie, people will add sugar, condensed milk and a little bit of water. Later, they will put dried coconut on the top of it. With fresh ingredients, fruit smoothie is a healthy drink. The best thing is that it is available everywhere in Hue so you can easily find it in any vendors. If you visit Hue in the summer, make sure you have fruit smoothie in you must – eat list.
Kem xoi dua (Coconut ice cream with sticky rice)
This dish just appeared few months ago but it did quickly become popular among teenagers. The ice cream had two different parts: ice cream and sticky rice. People often put ice cream and sticky rice in fresh coconut shell then decorate it with coconut and fruit on the top.
The price for coconut ice cream with sticky rice is 25000 VND. People sell it in street vendors and when you come here, the seller will welcome you with a cup of fresh coconut water.
Che Thai (Thai sweet soup)
If you are a big fan of durian, you cannot miss this flavorful kind of dessert when visiting Hue. Unlike the original version in Thailand, its version in Vietnam is less sweet.
Overall, Thai sweet soup in Vietnam is the great combination between different types of fruits such as jackfruit, lychee, pomegranate seeds, longan and jello. All of them are served in a big glass with milk and a scoop of durian.
Thai sweet soup is one of the most popular Hue desserts because it’s not only delicious but also very cheap. You can find Thai sweet soup in many stalls, however, the best places to try are at 292 Phan Chu Trinh or 116 Le Thanh Ton, Hue.
Sua Chua Nep Cam (Black Sticky Rice Yogurt)
Nep cam (Black sticky rice) is a special type of rice, used to ferment like wine but must not become wine. When making Sua Chua Nep Cam, people often mix it with yogurt and some more ingredients.
Black Sticky Rice Yogurt is one of the most easy, delicious and healthy Hue desserts, which can be whipped up quickly. For people hearing about it the first time, it may be very weird to eat yogurt with sticky rice. However, you will not regret trying it. The tartness of yogurt combines with the light sweetness, creaminess and richness of black sticky rice will definitely delight your taste buds.
A glass of black sticky rice yogurt varies from 10.000VND to 15.000VND depending on each food stalls. Each places will have different way to serve black sticky rice yogurt, they can add ices in the yogurt or not.
To try the best Sua Chua Nep Cam in Hue, make sure you visit these places:
1. 35 Dao Tan Street, Hue
2. 32 Nguyen Hue Street, Hue
3. Sua Chua Nep Cam me Giny, opposite Mondial Hotel
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