10 Hue Foods You Must Try Regional specialty dishes are often overlooked by visitors travelling Vietnam. While pho and banh mi are world-renowned as Vietnamese food, there are some less-discovered creations awaiting your enjoyment in every province of the country. This is especially true for local Hue food. The city's cultural heritage and long-standing affluence … Continue reading Hue Food: 10 Local Dishes You Must Try When You’re in Hue, Vietnam
Thuan An Beach Thuan An is Hue's closest beach. Around 15KM from the city centre, it isn’t as tourist-convenient as the beaches that serve Hoi An or Danang but it’s charm and the variety on offer makes it a worthy day trip.. Thuan An is a small fishing village with a population of around 21,000. … Continue reading Beach Of Hue: Thuan An Fishing Town. The Allure of the Sea
How Authentic is Your Lunch? Visitors to Vietnam will tell you that local food is a divine exploration of the palate. Although flashpacking foodies travel with a golden bucketlist of dishes, it is easy to forget that no culinary experience can be more authentic than one in a home. Unless tourists stop in an intimate … Continue reading Cafe Nha: Fantastic Homemade Lunch in a Rustic Hue Cafe
Restaurants on the 'pancake trail' serve some really shitty Vietnamese vegetarian food, fact. With confidence, I can say that the best vegetarian and vegan food usually lies outside the tourist areas. I've written this article to help you find good Vietnamese vegetarian and vegan food. I may have lost any ethical standing on the Hue Grit Tour, but I still know how to find a few decent vegetarian restaurants in Hue.
After some time working in Australia, my childhood friend Mitch dropped by Vietnam for a reunion. It had been almost five years since we last met and we had some catching up to do. I was also determined to show him what three days in central Vietnam had to offer. Danang I picked up Mitch … Continue reading Three Days Travel in Central Vietnam: Danang, Hoi An and Hue
Service in the South-East Asian tourist industry can be mechanical and contrived, 054 Cafe is unintruding and laid-back in serving it's patrons. It is also one of Hue's few establishments where the cultural appropriation (particularly of hip-hop) is organic and contextually relevant. In a country largely obsessed with the soppiest of pop, it's great to find a place that kindly respects the ear-drums of music lovers.
The homestay is a work in progress. Vivid, a bit rough, a bit eccentric, cheap as chips and still finding what it wants to be; much like you, me and everyone else in the world.