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Hue foodie tour by cyclo

On this foodie tour, we’ll show you why Hue’s cuisine is renowned not just in Vietnam, but around the world….

Shi Ding Dang
Director of Oriental Sky Travel, one of Alfred&'s partners in Vietnam

Hue Foodie Tour by Cyclo

On this foodie tour, we’ll show you why Hue’s cuisine is renowned not just in Vietnam, but around the world. As well as enjoying traditional Hue dishes, we’ll share the stories of the people behind these famous recipes. You’re not a tourist while you’re with us because you’ll explore Hue’s typical gastronomy with a resident who’s selected the best restaurants to visit and will share their knowledge of the city’s food scene.

You’ll be picked up from your hotel for a leisurely cyclo (Vietnamese rickshaw) ride through Hue’s quaint streets and the quiet corners not usually visited by tourists. The highlight for many guests is the relaxing ride into Hue Citadel and the atmosphere at the places we stop off at for food. Hue has a tradition of serving diverse dishes in royal feasts, as well as street food favourites. You can try the signature Bun Bo Hue, beef vermicelli soup, as well as snacks like steamed rice dumplings (Banh Beo) and Banh Uot, which is Hue’s wet rice paper.

We’ll teach you some simple Vietnamese phrases and names of dishes, as well as introduce you to local people like a four-generation family who serves typical Hue cakes from their home. A tour highlight is meeting an old man who was in Hue when the bombs hit during the TET offensive in 1969 and can tell you about his experiences. If you’re brave enough, you can taste his Balut, an egg with a bird embryo inside, he cooks this Vietnamese delicacy with special herbs.

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Alfred & Shi Ding Dang

Originally from Quang Binh, Shi is the Director of Oriental Sky Travel and an adventurer, cyclist, fearless traveller and arabica coffee expert. Shi has 14 years of experience in the tourism industry, from guiding to establishing his own company which focuses on exploring Vietnam through cycling, caving, trekking and community adventures. Currently based in Hue, Shi has experience leading tours all over Vietnam, specialising in the DMZ, coffee tours, hiking and cycling adventures.
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