Com Hen

Com Hen (mussel rice) is a very unique cuisine of Hue. You can enjoy a lot of tastes in only one bowl, from sour, spicy, salty to deliciously buttery. That unique comes from its plentiful ingredients.  Com Hen contains rice, boiled mussel, star fruit, fish sauce, cabbage, onion, pepper, peanut, chili, and a variety of herbs. The specialty is all of these elements are cold. When people eat Com Hen, they add all the above ingredients to a bowl, and slowly add boiled mussel broth with chili sauce into the bowl (the broth is the only hot thing in Com Hen). Though Com Hen looks simple, it also expresses the subtlety of Hue cuisine. Com Hen is a popular dish of Hue people because of its reasonable price that fluctuates from 7000vnd-15.000vnd (~0.5$-1$). It can be found easily around the city.

com hen, where to eat at hue

Motorvina’s recommendation: 

+ Com Hen Nho on Pham Hong Thai st, Hue

+ Com Hen Ty Hon on Han Mac Tu st, Hue