Banh Beo, Nam, Loc: Hue Traditional Steam Cakes

Hue city attracts visitors not only by its beautiful destinations but also its richness of Hue local food. One of the representatives for the best of Hue cuisine is Banh Beo Nam Loc.

Guests trying Banh Beo Nam Loc in a family restaurant with Bee Bee Travel Guides.

What makes these cakes special in Hue

Banh Beo, Nam, Loc in Hue
Banh Beo, Nam, Loc in Hue

Both Banh Beo and Banh Nam are made from the rice flour and served with the sweet fish sauce. However, each dish fills up the different ingredients. Banh Beo has dried shrimp paste and pigskin crackers on the top of the cake while Banh Nam has a bit of minced shrimp and pork meat wrapped in the “elephant ear leaves”. When eating, you will feel the special taste of cakes in your mouth.

Unlike Banh Nam and Banh Beo, Banh Loc is made from tapioca helping more tough cake, and the fish sauce goes with Banh Loc is saltier than others. Especially, the cake covers with a piece full of shrimp and ground pork inside. Therefore, the combination with the tapioca and the shrimp are more delicious.

How to try it?

Because the Hue lady has to steam Banh Nam for about 10 minutes before serving. Therefore, you just need to do follow these steps:
Firstly, let’s remember Banh Nam to cool before enjoying.
And then, you can use your hands to eat them, just peel the leaf off.
Last but not least, all of them can be served by itself or enjoyed by a dash of good fish sauce mixed in fresh chili pepper slices over the dumpling.

The traditional cakes in Hue
The traditional cakes in Hue

Top Hue local Restaurant to try Beo Nam Loc

You can find out plenty of Hue street food restaurants in many the different corners in Hue. Nonetheless, we highly recommend a few places below:

1. Ba Do

Opening hour: 8 AM – 9:30 PM
Price: About 10,000 VND – 50,000 VND
Address: No 8, Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, Hue city

Beo, nam, loc Ba Do
Beo, Nam, Loc Ba Do

You do not forget to come here once by its cozy atmosphere. Trust me! You will be attracted with colorful tray first. Along with hot spicy of chili, delicious flavor of fish sauce, moreover, you can see clearly the shrimp wrapped in Banh Loc. Perhaps, you just want to enjoy it immediately.

2. Quan 109

Opening hour: 6 AM – 9 PM
Price: about 10,000 VND – 15,000 VND
Address: No 109, Le Huan Street, Hue City

Beo, nam, loc Quan 109
Beo, Nam, loc Quan 109

You will have an amazing feast for your eyes when you try each different spices by the crunch of pork skin chips and thetransparency of the cake.

3. Me Le

Opening hour: 6 AM – 10 AM
Price: 15,000 VND – 25,000 VND
Address: No 107/17/9, Kim Long Street, Hue City

Beo, nam, loc Me Le
Beo, nam, loc Me Le

The customers express their impression by their return in many times afterward. Although it is located in the small alley, the customers still increasingly crowd everyday.

If you have a chance to visit Hue city, you do not hesitate to join the Hue Street Food Tour with us. We are always willing to relax you with a series of authentic Hue dishes in street corners. The traditional taste beats every Vietnamese dishes you have tried in your country. Let’s see what Hue Food Tours we have below:

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