Hue, Vietnam & Imperial Cuisines

I’m just going to come out and say it: Hue is probably the most underrated city in Vietnam. Sure, there are the northern mountains and the southern delta and the central highlands and everything else in between, but as far as cities go, ye olde imperial capital’s got it in spades. It’s inexpensive, friendly, and filled with wide avenues to amble up and down. And I could eat the food for days on end. Easy.

So it was nice to get an assignment there with Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia at the beginning of last month, photographing the new head chef at La Residence Resort & Spa, plus a little local travel and eating. These are some outtakes from the trip, culinary and not. If you’re passing through, make sure to grab lunch at Ba Do. And dinner at Le Parfum. Both of which come highly recommended by Yours Truly.

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