Banh Khoai Lac Thien

Restaurant 6 Đinh Tiên Hòang, Tp. Huế, Huế Published on: 13-11-2015

08:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7.00 - 10.00 USD

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Banh Khoai Lac Thien is the most famous spot in town serving the best Banh Khoai, a signature dish of the central region.

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Why Banh Khoai Lac Thien is special ?

Banh khoai (delicious pancake) is so much like Banh xeo (sizzling pancake) since they both are made from rice flour, water, turmeric powder, added slivers of fatty pork, shrimp, bean sprouts and then pan fried. Banh khoai and Banh xeo also are wrapped in mustard leaf, lettuce leaves or rice paper, and stuffed with variety of herb, like mint leaves, basil and served with a sweet and sour mixed sauce. In Hue, Banh khoai is placed open-face instead of being folded in half like Banh xeo. Moreover, Banh khoai always goes with a fermented soy bean sauce, and people consider it a winter food owing to its greasiness and spicy taste of the sauce. Therefore, most Hue citizens only make them when winter coming.

How to get to Banh Khoai Lac Thien?

Lac Thien is a tiny corner cafe at 6 Dinh Hoang, just off the Hue Trang Tien Bridge--perfect for people-watching.

Selling points

  • Lovely local food with perfect hosts
  • Lunch near the citadel
  • Go there for great, typical Hue food!
  • Great service and very tasty food
  • Great food, very nice people


  • Noise level Normal
  • Budget Medium
  • Alcohol NO
  • Air condition NO
  • Had kid menu NO
  • Accept credit card NO
  • Serve breakfast YES
  • Serve halal NO
  • Serve vegeterian NO
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  • The owner and his family are really friendly and helpful
  • You get a small tribute / gift from the owner after lunch which is good fun too
  • The owner is deaf mute but has amazing non- verbal communication skills and is a great guy to have a "chat" with.
  • Order a couple of beers and he will most likely give you and autographed opener as a unique souvenir
  • This is a small restaurant near the Imperial Citadel.
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We had a lunch here in our way to the citadel and it was a great experience! The typical Vietnamese pancakes and spring rolls were very good. The owner was a great host and opened our bottles of Pepsi with his own special opener and later made us our own opener. All for the price of 80.000 Dong. Don't expect anything fancy though. Highly recommended!

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Fantastic welcome and a really good lunch in a open facing local restaurant. This restaurant is run by a very enthusiastic owner who is a mute but you would never know after a minute or two. We had an excellent lunch, were made to feel very welcome. You get a small tribute / gift from the owner after lunch which is good fun too. A must to visit if in Hue.

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We enjoyed our lunch at Lac Thien very much, tasting Hue specialties! The service was very good and we were given a wooden bottle opener at the end of the meal- definitely worth a visit during a trip to Hue!

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Amazing place to try regional cuisin at local owned place! They live right at the bacside of the restaurant and prepare very tasty dishes. Try everything and share. Great experience!

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