30.08.2022, 22:43

Eat cheaply at Dong Ba night market

The bustling scene with delicious dishes from just a few 1$ at the iconic night market of Hue City, through the lens of the land.



Dong Ba Market, more than 120 years old, has a facade on Tran Hung Dao Street, the other side of the market is located along the Perfume River in Phu Hoa Ward, Hue City .

One day in mid-August, Luong Nam Nhat Long (Kelvin Long, 28 years old), a Hue native, walked around Dong Ba market, capturing the lively scene of trading and typical dishes here. Long is passionate about photography and often introduces local tourism through photos, once sharing with VnExpress readers about the beautiful scenery and human rhythms of Hue people through photo series such as Perfume in Chuon lagoon , Dawn on Ngu My Thanh or Lotus season in the suburbs of Hue .

As an attractive traditional tourist destination of Hue, Dong Ba market during the day sells a full range of high-end to affordable items. This market has a parking lot but only operates during the day. At night, visitors can park their car in front of the restaurant, note that the car should be arranged neatly.

Residents and tourists sit and eat inside the sidewalk. The market has a large flow of goods from traders and people, so it is often crowded with people buying and selling from morning to evening.

The night market will usually operate from 6pm daily, selling all kinds of typical Hue food. Long said that he mainly shoots the nightlife on the front side of the market. According to Long, most people only sell in the front, while the back of the market does not work at night because it is the time of cleaning and sanitation workers.

Long likes Dong Ba market at night, with a unique culture because the market makes Hue at night more bustling, with an ideal food stop.

Tea dishes such as filter powder, floating water, fruit or beans. The food here is affordable, delicious, there is no phenomenon of guillotine tourists. The price of tea is only 10,000 VND/cup.

Hue beef noodle soup is one of the dishes at Dong Ba night market that people who come home from work late or students like to eat. Just a bowl of hot vermicelli noodles, add 1-2 loaves of bread to serve to fill your stomach. Hue beef noodle soup is delicious, priced from 20,000 to 30,000 VND depending on the bowl.

Hue beef noodle soup is almost sold out, only a portion is left.

Besides tea, Hue beef noodle soup, the remaining dishes range from 10,000 to 20,000 VND depending on the type, so new visitors often whisper to each other “Eating as cheap as Dong Ba market”. On the photo is a variety of fried snail dishes such as suckling snails, snails or ca na snails.

Street grilled skewers also attract customers. The people at the market are quite welcoming, so tourists are free to take pictures.

Spring rolls are usually rolled with rice paper. “The taste of food depends on each person’s perception, some guests have shared dishes at the market to suit their taste,” Long said.

Delicious grilled meats. “If you are a first-time visitor to enjoy the food here, you should tell the seller to make it spicy, less spicy or not spicy, because most Hue people are used to spicy food,” Long shared.

Photo: Kelvin Long