Well-known for traditional cakes, Huong traditional cakes Restaurant, located next to An Dinh Palace (the residence of Tu Cung Queen Mother, King Bao Dai’s mother). The restaurant has preserved royal food secrets of dishes such as “Bánh bèo” (round-shaped steamed rice cake), “Bánh nậm” (flat rice flour dumpling stuffed with minced pork and mushroom, and seasoned with pepper and spices and wrapped in a banana leaf), “Bánh lọc” (tiny rice flour dumplings stuffed with shrimp and pork (can be wrapped in a banana leaf)) and so forth.
Mrs. Dieu Huong - Restaurateur
These cakes are considered as the favorites of the ancient capital people. Once tourists to Hue haven’t yet tried these cakes, they are unable to fully comprehend the gastronomy of the ancient land.
Because of its royal gastronomy, each cake owns a special and complicated recipe thus the cook is required to immerse his/her heart and mind into the dish so that the cake carries an extremely distinctive taste.
“Bánh bèo” has a round shape as a tea cup. Rice flour stuffed with shredded shrimp and added by a crisp fried pork skin. The perfect combination of these stuffs produces an unforgettably delicious taste.
“Bánh nậm”, which has thin shape as a rice leaf, is steamed under little fire. It is completely difficult to resist the newly-cooked cake wrapped in green phrynuim leaves as well as its unmistakably fragrant smell.
“Bánh lọc” has the filling of shrimp and fat meat. Its flour is transparent and sticky but not tough and this cake has a very delicious taste. Once try, never forget.
Tourists to Hue really like to buy these cakes as presents for their relatives. Bánh beo, Bánh nậm, and Bánh lọc are not purely considered as the food but an indispensable culinary cultural trait of Hue.
Huong Traditional cakes Restaurant near An Dinh Place in Hue