It is hard to survive the summer in Hue without some really fresh drinks or cool sweets. Therefore, when the temperature rises to 35 to 40 degree Celcius, all you are looking for are Hue desserts to cool yourself down. As a royal city, Hue will not disappoint any visitor, as this is the land of variety unique desserts which were only for the king. Check out this guide to enjoy the best Hue desserts.
Sugarcane Juice – The most common Hue desserts
One of the most popular drinks in Hue is Sugarcane Juice, which you can find almost everywhere in the city. Sugarcane Juice, which is extracted from pressed sugarcane, will definitely be your next favorite drink in Hue. A glass full of sugarcane juice only cost from 6.000 VND to 10.000 VND depending on the area, so it could be considered cheap even for local people.Despite being cheap, the health benefit of sugarcane juice is surprisingly amazing. Now you can drink as much sugarcane juice
Despite being cheap, the health benefit of sugarcane juice is surprisingly amazing. Now you can drink as much sugarcane juice as you want without worrying about your health issues. The natural sugar in sugarcane is the best kind of sweet for your body. It has valuable nutrition such as magnesium, calcium, manganese, potassium, and iron which are all necessary for your body. In addition, sugarcane juice can prevent many types of disease including cancer and heart diseases. Moreover, it can support your digest system and skin.
The health benefit of sugarcane juice is uncountable and the best thing is it is available everywhere in Hue. So the next time you find a sugarcane vendor like this, don’t forget to stop by and try a glass of fresh and cool sugarcane juice.
Hue Sweet Soup (Che Hue) – Hue royal desserts
As a former capital, the royal cuisine of Hue city is a special feature for any tourist. Many people know about savory royal dishes like beo, nam, loc. However, the royal vibe can also be found in Hue desserts, especially Hue Sweet Soup, or Che Hue, the famous dessert of Hue city.
There are many Hue Sweet Soup flavor, a normal Hue Sweet Soup vendor can have up to 20 different flavors to choose from. The ingredients are mostly beans, fruits, corn, sweet potatoes and many other exotic Asian ingredients. You may be surprised of the custom of having beans for desserts, but you will probably love it once you try.
To enjoy the best Hue Sweet Soup, try looking for these vendors:
- Che Hem (Alley Sweet Soup) – No 1, Alley 29, Hung Vuong Street, Hue
- Hue Sweet Soup 20 dishes – 65 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hue
- Che Cung Dinh Hue (Royal Sweet Soup Hue) – 24 Nguyen Hue Street, Hue
You can also enjoy the best of Che Hue in the Hue street food tour with the most interesting local guide. It will definitely be a unique experience in Hue.
Coconut Jelly – The innovation of Hue desserts
If you want to try something new but still local, then coconut jelly is your perfect choice. From the traditional coconut jelly, Hue people have created a special dessert which is more attractive and more delicious. This dessert is colorful with lots of flavors, not only coconut, but also cocoa, coffee, durian, and much more. This is why coconut jelly is very popular among teenager.
The best place to try coconut jelly is Suong Sa Dua, with lots of other cool and creative dishes to satisfy your taste bud. There are 2 brands in Hue city, but the most convenient one is in 190 Mai Thuc Loan, which is near the Citadel. After a hot morning exploring the Citadel, just walk a few meters to enjoy the best Hue desserts here.
Coconut Caramel Pudding (Coconut Flan) – The combination of French and Vietnamese cuisine
Influent by the French, Hue inherited a massive amount of French culture, especially the magnificent French cuisine. Coconut Caramel Pudding is a mixture of French cuisine and Vietnamese flavor. This western dessert will surprise anyone by its authentic taste. There are also other special flavors, such as durian caramel pudding or caramel pudding jelly.
If you want to give it a try, visit these vendors to enjoy the best of them
- Suong Sa Dua – 190 Mai Thuc Loan, Hue
- Phuoc Nguyen – 37 Nguyen Bieu
- Co May – 75 Truong Chinh, Hue
Salty Lime Juice – A special healthy drink to cool down in summer days
Available in any coffee shop in Hue, salty lime juice has been one of the most healthy Hue desserts for a long time. The name salty may be odd, but this drink will help you refresh yourself after a hot day which is suitable for a long ride in Hue. A glass of salty lime juice varies from 10.000 VND to 20.000 VND depending on the coffee shop. And every coffee shop has a different way to make their salty lime juice, so just feel free to order one when you have a chance.
Hue cuisine is very colorful whether you try savory dishes or sweet desserts. Therefore, once coming here, you should try everything. If you are still afraid of trying the bad food or eating in the wrong place, take a motorbike food tour to enjoy the safest and tastiest dishes in Hue with a local friend. Check out our fan page for more information.
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