Visitors to Hue are often taken aback to discover that the sleepy provincial town of Hue was once the religious, economic and cultural epicenter of Vietnam, the mighty Imperial headquarters, and the political capital of the country until 1945. Thirteen Nguyen Dynasty Emperors ruled Vietnam from Hue. With so much to offer, culturally, Hue has an abundance of tour product to warrant an extended stay and one of these means to take that one more step is explore Hue aboard a cyclo and savor the food and drinks of this central Vietnam region. An evening night out that adds flavor to any Hue stay.
We will pick you up in the late afternoon, just when the streets, getting properly lit up and the charm of Hue by nightfall. Your guide will explain the plans for the night at one of the local hang-outs from where the tour starts. An introduction to the local delicacies will start right here with a selection of finger food and drinks alongside an explanation of what makes central Vietnam and Hue food different from other parts of the country. Our first stop will be a typical local bar where stories, cold drinks and moments of relaxation are setting the mood for what to come. We continue our cyclo tour with a stop at a vegetarian restaurant where Buddhist traditions are included in the preparation of its food. Here, the distinction between food and art becomes almost intertwined.Away from it all, and away from its Imperial sights, we sit back, relax and let the poetically-lit streets slowly pass by while our cyclo driver paddles away in search for that new Hue food experience. Around almost every corner, new hidden street food stalls appear and a source to try out! The mix of unique flavors and tastes, such as the crispy Hue-style pancake or lemongrass skewers should leave you getting hungry for more. Desserts such as sweet soups may not be on your favorite list before arriving in Hue but the mere plethora of tastes, colors and friendly food vendors selling snack until the lights turn off, it will become a tick off your food bucket list. An evening filled with roasted pork dumplings in syrup and other delicacies will end an adventure in food tasting in the lesser-known parts of Hue, before we bring you back to your hotel.