Pho Hanoi

Hanoi, Vietnam

02 March, 2018

Hanoi has many delicious dishes, but Pho is always a dish that many tourists choose to eat when they first come to Hanoi. The taste of Hanoi noodle is very different from the one sold in other places, and eating Hanoi style Pho is also very interesting.

The Hanoi experience is incomplete without a traditional bowl of Pho .  This famous meal  supposedly originating from Nam Dinh  is considered as one of the Vietnamese cuisine ‘s typical dishes. The main
Pho Hanoi
ingredients of Pho are  noodles  mixed  with thinly sliced ​​beef or chicken and broth. There are also spices like soy sauce, pepper, lemon, fish sauce, chili ... These spices are added according to the taste of each eater. Pho is usually used as a breakfast in the morning or at night, but in big cities this dish is enjoyed throughout the day.  Original from northern Vietnam, Pho is also  popular meal in southern Vietnam, but it is often
accompanied  with a plate of aromatic herbs such as onions, bean sprouts and coriander leaves, basil, of which coriander is the typical leaf of Pho.  The main ingredients of Pho  are  usually beef or chicken and  broth to make noddle soup , but there are other variations such as seafood pho, mixed pho, stir-fried Pho, ...
 Pho, for a very long time now, has been considered the delicacy of Hanoi cuisine although nobody knows when it was. It is a staple breakfast food, but no matter the time of day, you will find restaurants and street vendors serving the dish and many a contented soul crouching over a bowl and slurping the soup.
From the French colonial period, Pho Hanoi first appeared in the form of "Pho  pedlars" who carry  all tools to make Pho with a  pole.  One side of pole Pho Vendorhangs  a home-made container  for  ingredients , bowls, plates, chopsticks and spoons, and other side of pole does a pot of water on top of a charcoal stove. Before 1980, vendors  went around the streets and alleys of Hanoi and call guests with  the familiar voices to make for  Hanoi's night-time culinary culture. Nowadays, Pho  Pedlars  appear less and less , but there are  more restaurants  scattered along virtually any street, especially ones in the central districts.  Here are some restaurants for  the best Pho in Hanoi, so you can truly taste authentic pho like a local.

 

1.Pho Phu Xuan
This Pho restaurant has an extensive frontage, and the restaurant’s space is immaculate and neat. The taste of the pho bowls here is delicious; the broth has a strong sweet taste; the beef in the noodle is very soft and big. A unique feature of Pho Phu Xuan is when selling, the owner adding herbs into pho bowls, this makes pho bowls has a very aromatic flavor. Here serve many types of Pho like Noodle soup with eye round steak, Noodle soup with brisket, flank, tendon, tripe, and fatty flank. The staff here serve fast and enthusiastically, the restaurant serves food quite quickly even though the restaurant is very crowded.
Address: 36 Hang Da Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi Opening hours: 5:30 – 12:30 Reference price: 55,000 VND

 

2.Pho Bat Dan
When you come to Pho Bat Dan, you will enjoy the most delicious Pho flavor. Pho noodles here are chewy, soft, medium-sized, fragrant and freshly flavored of rice, the soup is rich in natural sweetness, fresh beef is processed on the spot. If you eat with cilantro, then you will never forget this taste. Since the restaurant is always crowded, you have to wait in line. When it’s your turn, after the payment is complete, you have to bring the noodle bowl to the table yourself. Despite being crowded, no customer complained about the restaurant from serving to the quality of the dish. Pho Suong
Address: 49 Bat Dan Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi Opening hours: 06:00 – 10:00 and 18:00 – 20:30 Reference price: 50,000 VND

 

3. Pho Vui
Although it has been in operation for over 30 years, the quality of the noodle bowl sold by the restaurant remains unchanged. The restaurant space is not wide but quite cool The noodle bowl is served at the restaurant always brings a delicious and charming flavor that received the appreciation of many visitors. With fresh and soft beef, noodle yarn not too big with sweet broth is what makes this restaurant famous.
Address: 25 Hang Giay Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi Opening hours: 06h00 – 22h00 Reference price: 50,000 VND

 

4. Pho Thin
This famous Pho   is a suitable place for visitors to come and eat and rest after taking a stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake. The beef of the noodle bowl here is not dipped but brought to fry quickly on the pan with many spices such as onion and fresh ginger and then put in a bowl. Therefore, the bowl of Pho sold here always have rich broth and very fragrant beef. Besides, the bowl of Pho when sold here will be covered with a layer of green onion, and when mixed up, you will see beef is given quite a bit below. Green onion is a healthy ingredient and is an important ingredient in creating the full flavor of pho bowls here.
Address: 61 Dinh Tien Hoang Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi Opening hours: 06h30 – 20h30 Reference price: 60,000 VND

 

5. Pho Bo Lam
Pho Bo Lam is a long-standing and famous Pho brand in Hanoi. In general, the restaurant has clean space, the plus point of the pho bowl here is the bold broth, soft beef, thick noodle fiber similar to the Bat Dan noodle. A bowl of Pho here costs 40,000 VND, although the price is not low, the quality is excellent. Service staff is enthusiastic and agile, but when the restaurant is crowded, you will have to wait quite a long time to be served.
Address: 48 Hang Vai Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi Opening hours: 7:00 – 22:00 Reference price: 40,000 – 66,000 VND

 

6.Pho 10 Ly Quoc Su
Pho 10 Ly Quoc Su is one of the brands Pho Hanoi has been confirmed for a long time, Pho here is very delicious, and there are many types of beef noodle for guests to choose from Noodle soup with steak, flank, tendon, tripe, and fatty flank depending on
Pho  10 Ly Quoc Su
preferences of the customer. Besides the typical Pho flavor, when coming to Pho 10 Ly Quoc Su, you can also enjoy the cruller delicious and hot. The taste of Pho here is very delicate; it is a combination of soft and sweet beef, soft noodle yarn, and rich broth made from the heirloom recipe here. If you eat hot noodles served with raw vegetables and cruller here, it makes you excited and wants to eat another bowl.
Address: 10 Ly Quoc Su Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi Opening hours: 6:30 – 22:30 Reference price: 50,000 – 70,000 VND

 

7. Pho Suong
Pho Suong is one of Hanoi’s first and famous pho brands. This is one of the Pho restaurants that contribute to the brand “Pho Hanoi” of Vietnam. Pho is sold here very delicious: The broth has a strong, clear, and sweet flavor, the beef is soft and not too chewy, makes those who come here to eat Pho feel “happy= suong.” Like the name of the restaurant. Also, Pho Suong has the advantage of being the most spacious and airy noodle shop in the list of 7 best pho in Hanoi.
Address: 36B Mai Hac De Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi Opening hours: 6:30 – 22:00 Reference price: 30,000 – 100,000 VND
 

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