Top 8 Vegetarian Foods in Hue – Best Vegan Dishes in Hue

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Vegetarian banh beo

Hue is a city in central Vietnam, which is known as the ancient capital. It is famous for its unique architectures and historical sites. Besides, Hue vegetarian food is also amazing. Let’s explore top 8 vegan food you must try in Hue.

1. Mixed fried rice

You can find this vegan food in all of the vegan restaurants in Hue city. It combines harmoniously between a ton of vegetables and rice. This dish is served for all ages, with taste getting addicted to the first bite. The way to make is not really difficult but how to make the best food requiring a lot of skillful things. Chief must choose the best ingredients and focus on the heat to create a perfect product.

Vegetarian mixed fried rice

Vegetarian mixed fried rice. Source: media.cooky

2. Hot pot

Hot pot is one of top vegan food you must try in Hue. This cooking style permits you to make your food right at the table. To have a hot pot, all you need are a pot of simmering broth in the middle and prepared ingredient dishes on the side. The broth can be made from several fresh ingredients. The broth needs to always be simmered and kept at a certain temperature in order to cook the raw ingredients properly. That’s the reason why the pot is always being heated by a burner underneath it. Cooked food will be served with different types of dipping sauces such as garlic soy sauce,  or salt and lime sauce. Hue vegan hot pot will totally bring the best cooking experience while enjoying fresh food.

Vegetarian hot pot

Vegetarian hot pot. Source: Honvietfood

3. Khoai Pancake

Khoai pancake is a special Hue pancake from Hue made from rice flour and deep fry. Khoái pancake is another version of Xeo pancake. Khoai pancake is a very famous Hue specialty everyone comes to Hue should try. The combination of Khoái cake includes rice flour, water and, turmeric. Khoai cake is fried and served with Hue peanut dipping sauce that has sesame and soya bean in it. Khoai cake has tofu, mushroom, carrot, bean sprout, spring onion.

Vegetarian pancake in Hue - Bánh xèo chay

Vegetarian pancake in Hue – Bánh xèo chay

If you are unsure where to eat these tasty foods, I highly recommend you take a look at Hue Vegan Food Tour. The local female guides will take you to the best restaurants!


Hue Vegetarian/Vegan Food Tour
Price: $32
Duration: 4 1/2 hours

4. Fig mixed with sesame

This food is one of the specialities in Hue that you can’t skip when visiting this ancient capital. Different from the Fig Salad in the West, which is included in many kinds of veggies or sweet Fig fruits, Hue fig mixed with sesame is usually made of unripe fruits sliced into pieces mixed with herbs, The fig is quite big, cookers will boil, drain and cut into pieces, and after adding with, sesame, fried rice paper, etc and sauce. The mixture is very flavorful!

Fig mixed with sesame

Fig mixed with sesame. Source: doanhnhanplus

5. Vegan Bánh bèo

Banh beo is ranked in the list of top 8 vegan food you must try in Hue. Locals often use banh beo as a snack. it is not only expensive but has a delicious taste and unique scent. It is known as the specialty of Hue dishes in daily life. Every day, we often caught somewhere on the corner of the street, the street vendor sells this food. Banh beo is made simply: rice flour is soaked into water for several minutes to have liquid, and after mixing with a little grease and pour into small cups. Enjoying banh beo properly is in each small cup, not in the bowl or plate.

Vegetarian banh beo

Vegetarian banh beo. Source: media.cooky

6. Vegan Bánh lọc

This cake is made of rice flour, mushroom, carrot, tofu. It is covered with banana leaves or dong leaves. The sauce goes with Banh loc is different from Banh beo. It is saltier, therefore, it is served in a very small plate. How to eat this dish? You peel the leaves, dip into the fish sauce, and eat it!

Banh loc chay - Vegetarian banh loc

Banh loc chay – Vegetarian banh loc. Source: cookpad

7. Vegan Bánh nậm

Banh nam is made of rice flour, shrimp, wrapped in dong leaves and served with sauce. The cook progress seems simple but actually requires a great deal of time and cleverness from the cooker from opting for ingredients and preparing the sauce. The sauce served with Banh nam depends on your flavor. It can be salty or sweet. Therefore, you can either eat Bánh nậm with the sauce for Bánh bèo or Bánh lọc.

Banh nam chay

Banh nam chay. Source: cookpad

8. Fried spring rolls

At the weekend when Hue people have spare time, especially with the cool climate, nothing is more gorgeous than gathering with family to enjoy a meal with vegan spring rolls. There are many different ways to prepare this dish, but it will not be easy for everyone to have yellow and crispy spring roll with a particular flavor. Fried spring roll is a combination of rice paper and some other ingredients such as tofu, rice noodle, mushroom, and carrots. To make a good dish, the sauce is an indispensable thing. Every restaurant has its own recipe to attract customer to come back.

Vegetarian Spring Rolls

Vegetarian Spring Rolls

Vegan and vegetarian foods in Hue are healthy and tasty. Even though you are not vegetarian, a vegetarian meal is worth trying. In addition to these dished mentioned above, there are still some more unique and delicious vegetarian dishes in Hue. Most of tourists prefer being taken to the best restaurants in Hue to enjoy them.

Recommended Hue Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurants

Lien Hoa Restaurant

Address: 3 Lê Quý Đôn Str, Hue City.
Opening time: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM daily.

I can say Lien Hoa ranks 1st place on top vegetarian restaurants in Hue. The foods and the space are so good that you can’t miss it. Located in the city centre so it is easy to find this restaurant. However, it is sometimes crowded. 
The best dishes in Lien Hoa are Vegan Banh Beo, Vegan Banh Nam and Vegan Banh Loc, which are mentioned above.
Here is the map attached.

Phuong Nam Restaurant

Address: 142 Nguyễn Sinh Cung Str, Hue City.
Opening time: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM daily.

One of the best vegan restaurant you can try is Phuong Nam. It is a bit farther from the city center than Lien Hoa but the foods are also very good. The price is a bit cheaper than Lien Hoa.
The restaurant also serve some special dishes which may surprise you.
The best foods suggested are khoai savory pancake, fig mixed with sesame, and fried spring rolls mentioned above.
Here is the map attached.

Tinh Lam Nhi Restaurant

Address: 112A Trường Chinh Str, Hue City.
Opening time: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM daily.

The third one is also a famous restaurant in Hue. It is designed in an ancient and spacious style. The dishes sold are tasty and well-decorated. Especially, on the 1st and 15th of each lunar month, the restaurant will have vegan buffet.
The best foods suggested are mixed fried rice, hot pot which are mentioned above.
Here is the map attached.

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