Things are very different in Hue. My favourite Hoi An dishes are either completely absent, or if they are on the menu, they are there in a strangely altered form. The traffic seems to flow differently. The heat is different – hotter, not as humid. The beer is different too. Travel the 105km from Hue to Danang and you will be hard pushed to find a Huda beer whereas in Hue, it’s Huda or nothing. Well, Huda, Hue or Festival, to be exact. Hue asks a lot of its beer, to quote the Hue Beer Export label:
“Hue Beer has a unique taste with imperial and premium style that brings you full inspiration. It’s warmly welcomed and preferred by the world around.”
I’ve tried all three of Hue’s beers, and I like Huda the best. Here are some pics of Hue’s finest, sitting proud on the shelf of an A mart. At the time of writing, $1 AUD = 20,000 VND. These beers come in at 16,000VND, 14,000VND and 15,000VND per bottle. Interesting fact #68, Huda Beer is brewed by Carlsberg.
I will leave you now as my inspiration is due to arrive any second. Had a Hue Beer with lunch…..