Pho is a Vietnamese noodle soup consisting of broth, linguine-shaped rice noodles called banh pho, a few herbs, and meat. It is primarily served with either beef or chicken.
Pho is a popular street food in Vietnam and the specialty of a number of restaurant chains around the world. International travelers also said that it was the food that they wanted to enjoy the first when they went to Vietnam. Pho is Vietnam’s national dish, usually served with beef noodle (pho bo) or chicken (pho ga), combined with herbs such as asian basil, mint leaves, lime.
Following is 8 shops introduced to take a best beef/chicken “Pho” bowl in Hanoi.
1. Pho Suong
At the alley in the middle of Dinh Liet Street.
Delicious rice noodle, tasty soup. This is the real Pho Hanoi.
Address 1: 24 Trung Yen Lane, Dinh Liet, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Address 2: No 1, lane 16, Nguyen Hong street, Dong Da, Hanoi
2. Pho Vui
It is very near Pho Suong, just 02 small streets away. Pho Vui is opposite the Chinese floating rice cake (Banh Troi Tau) shop owned by the well-known comedian Pham Bang in Hanoi. Pho Vui’s regular customers are residents of the Old Quarter in Hanoi.
Address: 25 Hang Giay Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
3. Pho Bat Dan
Orginiated since 1920, Pho Bat Dan is one of the oldest Pho Bo in Hanoi. Talking about Pho Bat Dan, people immediately imagine about standing in queue for a while to taste a bowl of delicious traditional Pho Bo eventually, a popular image of Vietnamese’s lives before Doi Moi era.
Visitors to Hanoi city feel funny to see many pepople reading newspapers or chatting on the cell phones while waiting in line for just a bowl of rice noodle with beef. Even when these Pho Bo fanciers could get their Pho, they easily accept to seat on a small stools and eating up Pho Bo without a table.
Address: 49 Bat Dan street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
4. Pho Ly Quoc Su
Pho Bo Ly Quoc Su also owns longevity traditional brand name. The shop serves different types of Pho Bo to meet various demands of customers.
Address: 10 Ly Quoc Su Street, Hoa Kiem, Hanoi
5. Chicken Noodle Lam
There are three women as three sisters took turns the selling three cases from early morning to 20h daily.
Eating piece of chicken is sweet-smelling,is very thick. Noodle is processing is excellent, It has attribute of greasy.
Address: No 7 Nam Ngu Street
6. Quan Thanh Chicken Noodle
The area looks out flower-garden of Hang Dau, near Hoe Nhai. Unlike the chicken noodle at Nam Ngu, noodle in here the attribute of tasteless and pure. Water is used less fat, fragrant.
Address: 42 Quan Thanh street
7. Mai Anh Chicken Noodle
Address on Le Van Huu street. This restaurant has sweet noodle soup, and noodle bowls have a few meat balls. At noon, this shop has many tourists eating a bowl of noodle.
8. Pho Nho
This name is derived from an overseas Vietnamese loves Hanoi noodle has came to put this name: “Eat it to remember forever …”. Since then, Pho Nho has became the brand, a name familiar to many gourmets. Fiber of cake is soft, meat is sweet, gently fragrant with chilli, help fresh and soft pieces of beef. Eating a bowl of noodle that like to enjoy a work of art. The restaurant has took second prize in Hanoi
Address: “Pho Nho” – 27A, Huynh Thuc Khang street.