|A dish with four sticky rice dumplings costs less than US$0.50. VNA/VNS Photo|
HCM CITY – The central town of Hue, Việt Nam’s former imperial capital, is a food paradise where you can buy a delicious dish for US$0.50.
Oyster rice and noodles, or Cơm Hến, sweet soups, Nam Pho bánh canh (thick noodle soup) and dumplings are among the must-try dishes offered at very low prices.
For a traditional Hue taste for oyster rice, add rousong, pork rind, peanuts, and chili, and mix with slices of star fruit, pickled cabbage and fresh herbs.
Huế is well-known for chè (sweet soup) in various flavours including green beans, fruits and corn, or all mixed together. A bowl costs VNĐ8,000-10,000 ($0.34-0.43).
In the town's centre, on Trần Hưng Đạo and Hùng Vương streets, many roadside stalls offer this unique Huế dessert late at night.
Beside Cơm Hến and many sweet soups, Huế also has many kinds of dumplings that visitors should not miss, such as sticky rice dumplings and tapioca dumplings.
With four dumplings to a dish, it is eaten with fish sauce and sliced chili. It costs VND10,000 ($0.43) a plate. – VNS