Pho is a well-known food in Hanoi. There are many pho stalls at the vendors or in the restaurants, and even in the coffee shop. Hanoi people eat Pho daily in the morning; it is a traditional and delicious food of Hanoians. For those who travel to Hanoi, Pho would be the breakfast that give you unforgettable experience. The following article will introduce best Pho stalls in Hanoi, some located in the Old Quarter, quite easy for you to find and enjoy.
1.Pho Bat Dan / Phở Bát Đàn
The tasty of Pho Bat Dan has been known throughout Hanoi for a long time. You have to queue up for a long time to get a bowl of noodles here; therefore if you like to be served thoughtful or concerns, this will definitely not a place for you. Pho Bat Dan is really crowded in the weekend.
The secret of Pho Bat Dan has been passed by from generation to generation, that’s why Hanoians love the tasty of this noodle bowl because of traditional flavors. Bat Dan noodle bowls combine of beef noodle soup, fragrant, pure water, fresh steak, made the popular not only to local people but also international visitors.
Note: It is better to go to Pho Bat Dan 2 people as one person waits to buy Pho and the other keeps table. Address: 49 Bat Dan, open from 6:30 am- 8:30 am.
2. Pho Thin / Phở Thìn
Located at 13 Lo Duc Street, quite far from the center of Hanoi Old Quarter but many Hanoi people love this restaurant and frequently visit. Famous for over 30 years, the noodle soup of Pho Thin still occupies the hearts of many Hanoians. In addition to delicious noodle soup, the beef are fried on a high-temperature furnace, so that the beef bring fresh medium flavor combining with the fragrant of the ginger.
Depending on each person’s taste, it is a good idea to add some spices for bold flavor such as chili, pepper…Please do not forget “quẩy” – a accompanied indispensable dish that brings a touch of refinement to your meal. Pho Thin opens from 5 am to 9 pm, the restaurant crowded all the time from the early morning until closing time.
3. Pho Ly Quoc Su / Phở Lý Quốc Sư
Coming another well – known brand of Pho in Hanoi is Pho 10 Ly Quoc Su with three restaurants for more convenient services:
Address 1: No. 10 Ly Quoc Su Street — Tel: 0438.257.338
Address 2: 42 Hang Voi Street — Tel: 0915088586
Address 3: N2A Hoang Minh Giam Street.
However, it is suggested to come to the original address for the most delicious savor. With an abundant menu, Pho Ly Quoc Su gives customers diversity of choices from beef noodle with thinly sliced steak to one with roast beef… depending on each preference. And remember, “quẩy” is a must – tried item in every Pho stalls. Opening hours from 6am to 2pm, afternoon from 5:30 pm to 10 pm.
4. Pho Vui / Phở Vui
For those living around Hang Giay Street in the Old Quarter, Pho Vui is a recommended restaurant specialized in beef noodles as well with many kinds such as beef noodle with fried steak with garlic or medium – rare steak noodle… The broth is also very tasty, somehow fatter than other Pho restaurants.
The name of the restaurant means “happy” so it may remind everyone about the satisfaction when enjoy a bowl of Pho here, delicious but also happy at the end of the meal.
5. Pho at Hang Trong Street Vendor
Unlike the restaurants, coming to Pho Vendor at Hang Trong Street you have to sit on a plastic chair at the vendor and have to serve on your own (self-service), but the price is cheaper than any other restaurant, around 20.000 to 30.000 VND per bowl. If you missed to eat Pho in the morning so you can come here to enjoy the tasty of beef noodle in the afternoon. Opening hours from 4pm to 8pm.
Pho here taste delicious, tasty with sweet broth, fragrant, rice noodles with soft meat. This stall serves all year so that experiencing a bowl of Pho worth your expectation is always available any day of the year.
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