Each country has its own national dish that is world famous and nothing is more uniquely Vietnamese than Pho. Probably no one has ever tried this dish once and does not like this delicious noodle soup.
Pho (Noolde Soup) is the delicious speciality food of Hanoi. In Vietnam you can find Phở everywhere, but "Where is the best place to eat Pho (Noolde Soup) in Hanoi Old Quarter ?"
Here are top the best places in the Old Quarter to find the best bowl of Pho:
49 Bat Dan street
Address: 49 Bat Dan Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi City.
Located at the heart the Old Quarter, this little shop has been here since the 1960s. Selling only beef noodle, A bowl of Pho here still retains the original taste when it was once introduced. Followers of this place are not the faint hearted. The broth is clear and rich with reduced goodness of bone marrow but is not fatty. The beef is tender and soft with a glowing pink hue.
10 Ly Quoc Su street
Address: 10 Ly Quoc Su (Chan Cam), Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.
For your first time in Hanoi and experiencing the taste of Pho, this is the best place. Very clean and pho is delicious.
To the foodies, Pho at 10 Ly Quoc Su street (near the Cathedral) means the ultimate stamp of quality. If one only has one chance to eat Pho in Hanoi, it is always recommended to eat it here. The broth, the noodle and the beef are cooked to perfection. There are many different type of beef choice to be had in your bowl of Pho. Fried curler or Quay here are always delicious to dip into the hot broth....
65 Lan Ong street
Address: 65 Lan Ong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.
While the traditional Pho is with beef, there are also the modern adapted version with chicken. This shop only opens when the sky is dark as all the tables and chairs are set up on the pavement. Many young and trendy Vietnamese frequent this place as the go to for chicken Pho. You can have the traditional soup type but this place is most famous for its dry Pho where the broth is separated from the noodle. They have a special mixing sauce that is secretly hidden under a good serving of Pho and chicken. This is the perfect substitute for a hot bowl of Pho when you are in a desperate fix for one in a hot summer night.
Address: 24 Yen Trung alley (near Dinh Liet), Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.
Walking off from the lake, wandering into Dinh Liet street where plenty of scarfs, souvenirs and paintings are sold, you can find a tiny alley called Trung Yen where Pho Suong is located. Like many other popular places, this little shop has been here for many years. The broth here is famous to be light but still retains the sweetness of meat and bone marrow. Beef here is sliced in big chunk but is definitely still very tender and succulent in your mouth. The shop may be a little small but the owners are friendly and always delighted to serve you.
With our suggestions above, we hope you will have a delicious bowl of pho when coming to Hanoi. Have a good trip.
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