The Hue often uses “Banh Beo” – Beo cake as snack cake. It is not expensive but has delicious taste and unique scent. “Banh Beo” is the specialty of hue dishes in daily life. Every day, as usual, from 3:00 am to 5:00 am, we often caught somewhere on the corner of street, women buy “Banh Beo”.
The Hue likes the traditional cake on snack. “banh beo” is made simply: powdered rice soak into water for several minutes to have liquid. Then, mix with a little grease and pour into small cups. Enjoying “banh beo” properly is in each small cup, not in the bowl or plate as some restaurant, hotels.
The delicious “banh beo” is thanks to the shrimp, especially the sauce. Firstly, “nuoc mam” mixes with grease, sugar, garlic, chili and shrimp which create the unique flavor. When eating “banh beo”, people not use chopsticks but small bamboo stick. It is great when using it with spicy sauce. The sweetness of shrimp mixed with the flavor of garlic, chili… gives us unforgettable impressions.
Another special food: Hue Beef Noodle Soup (Bun bo Hue)