The Hue Imperial dishes might be dominating the Central Vietnamese cuisine, but there is still quite a lot to discover with regards to the food in Central Vietnam. The cuisine of Central Vietnam is spicy and strongly flavored and very different from the food of the North, which is primarily influenced by the Chinese cuisine.
Some of the most popular dishes of Central Vietnam include Banh Ep, which appear like tiny balls of dough in the uncooked form with barbecued pork bits. A griddle is used to flatten them and the dish is accompanied with some fried shallots and fresh scallions before serving.
Banh Beo is a popular street snack. When travelling to Central Vietnam, you will notice piles of empty bowls stacked on top of each other in various corners. These are used for serving Banh Beo which are steamed sticky rice cakes with ingredients made with pork rinds and shrimp.