Romantic as in love stories
There is no deny that many romantic loves are arisen by the rain. Covered by umbrellas and holding hands each other for walking in the rain or wearing colorful raincoats to visit Hue or running away from the sudden raining are great experiences that make people closer.
It is so strange when any of the corridors and bridges are covered in the royal palace, Hue becomes a temporary shelter for couples who are clasping their hands under the rain.
Enjoying hot coffee and tea
This may be the choices of many visitors if they come Hue on rainy season. You can sit down at a coffee shop, listen to a Hue song and enjoy the beauty of Hue’s rain through the glass windows; or you can watch the colorful ponchos worn by the local people moving up and down on the streets.
Moreover, you also can enjoy a cup of tea instead. There are many ideal views for rain such as Vong Canh Hill, Ngu Phung (Ngo Mon Gate), Ngu Binh Mountain, high floors of hotels along Huong River and so on.
Enjoying hot dishes
Tourists can have a chance to experience dishes which used to be served to the Vietnamese emperors. The cuisine in Hue is elegant, noble, light and rather different from other provinces in Vietnam. Spices, particularly lemongrass and chili are the must-used ingredients, which make you feel warmer on rainy and cold days of Hue. Each dish has its own particular colors and shapes as well. Below are some must-try cuisines on a rainy day:
Hue-Style Beef Noodle Soup (Bun Bo Hue)
Hue-Style Beef Noodle Soup is a famous dish coming from Hue. It is said that if you do not taste Bun Bo Hue when visiting this ancient city, you are not considered visiting Hue. This noodle soup is made from pork bones boiling slowly, noodle, along with a good combination of lemongrass, oil, shrimp paste, chili and different spices. It is so wonderful to enjoy hot beef noodle soup on a rainy day.
Banh Xeo (Xeo Cake) and Banh Khoai (Khoai Cake)
Tasting these Hue-style pancakes is another interesting suggestion in regard to things to do in Hue on rainy season. You can see local people sometimes wrapping these pancakes in lettuce or mustard leaves and adding basil leaves or mint leaves for additional flavor. It is another version of Xeo cake.
All the cakes could be found in other regions of Vietnam but nowhere can you savor the harmony of ingredients, the rustic simplicity of decorations and tranquil ambience that only belong to Hue and its hospitable citizens.
Instead of using skewers, this kebab-like dish combines lemongrass sticks and marinated pork giving it a one-of-a-kind flavor. When eaten with the special paste made up of finely chopped shallots, garlic and topped with peanuts, this combination infuses the pork with an unforgettable lemongrass flavour.
Do not visit Hue in dry season. Let’s discover Hue in rainy season and feel a different aspect of Hue.