If you have heard about Vietnamese Beef noodle soup, certainly, you must hear about Hanoi Beef Noodle Soup ( Pho Hanoi).

Day or night, a tasty bowl of Hanoi Beef Noodle Soup is never difficult to find in Vietnam.Like Thai pad in Thailand, Pho is an unofficial national dish that is exported to all over the world with pride of Vietnamese people. A bowl of pho consists of white rice noodle soup and broth. On each dish is full different veggies and herbs, such as basil leaves, limes, peppers and so on, they are used to help customers can enjoy every taste of Pho according to their favorite. Harmony of sweet, salty, sour, spicy spread strongly. Pho always becomes a favorite food of those who have visited Vietnam one time.

Pho - Hanoi Beef noodle soup

Pho – Hanoi Beef Noodle Soup.

History of Beef Noodle Soup

Although Pho is one of the most popular foods in Vietnam, there are still many opinions surrounding the origin of Pho. Most of Culinary experts agree that the noodles made by Guangdong immigrants in Guangdong province in southern China. Some people say that Pho itself was influenced by the French when they invaded Vietnam. However, the locals argued against this theory.

History of pho - Hanoi Beef noodle soup

History of Pho.

The Vietnamese claimed that Pho came from Nam Dinh, southwest of Hanoi. Then spread to other parts of the country. Refugees fled out of Vietnam in the 1970s, brought the noodles to the West and made it become popular quickly. Even President Clinton also ate a bowl of pho in the historic visit to Vietnam at Pho 2000 – a small Pho restaurant in Vietnam.

What is “Pho”? ( Hanoi Beef Noodle Soup )

Pho is pronounced like “fuuuh” with a long vowel, pho’s pronunciation is really hard for Westerners because of its tone. Fortunately, pho is easier to eat than its pronunciation. Traditionally, pho is often eaten by Vietnamese people on breakfast or sometimes eaten at lunch. However, both locals and foreigners are able to find Pho from strollers of hawkers that sell throughout the night.

Traditional Hanoi Beef Noodle Soup

Some fastidious customers may refuse to eat real noodles made from cow’s bone, tendon, stomach or cow’s fat and occasionally cow’s tail. Meat is trimmed from the Cow’s bones, then Cow’s bones are stewed in the small fire with a big pot of water to be broth.

Beef Noodle Soup - Hanoi Beef noodle soup

Traditional Hanoi Beef Noodle Soup.

With the popularity of noodles, many restaurants today have removed some ingredients that can scare customers. the broth is made from beef, pork, chicken bone. Only lean meat is added in order to be suitable for the customer’s needs, besides, if you are a vegetarian, it is not also a problem because vegetarian noodle soup and tofu noodle soup can be found in big cities like Hanoi, Hue, and Ho Chi Minh City.

Spices in pho

Broth for Hanoi Beef Noodle Soup is often cooked thin and clear. With some slices of coriander, onion, ginger and a little cinnamon.

To enjoy a delicious bowl of pho properly, it must be the mix of ingredients that pho is served with. In fact, there is a little difference in pho’s ingredients between the restaurants, but most of them still consist of bean sprouts, Basil Leaf, Spicy peppers, onions and a lemon slice.

Variations of pho

The spices and style of Pho are different together across regions throughout Vietnam.
“Chicken” usually means dishes prepared with chicken. “Cows” are dishes prepared with beef.
Here are some variants of Vietnamese Pho:
• Phở gà ( Chicken noodle soup )
• Phở bò ( Beef noodle soup )
• Phở bò cay ( Spicy beef noodle soup )
• Phở tái ( Underdone beef noodle soup )
• Phở hải sản ( Seafood noodle soup )

The last pho – not for unhealthy people – is called “specialty pho” or “special pho“, which will be put into with all the ingredients available in the restaurant including chicken heart, liver Beef, stomach, meat and so on.

Have you ever asked yourself that is there any best pho restaurant near me? or where can you find best pho restaurant in old quarter Hanoi?. Today Hanoi Free Walking Tours will introduce to you three of best pho restaurants in the old quarter.

1. Pho happiness ( Pho Suong )

Delicious Pho, fragrant broth, meat is tasty and fresh, This is really Hanoi’s Pho. The name of the restaurant is also the message that its owner wants to send to all customers. who have come to eat pho Happiness, will certainly feel happy to go out by the quality of noodles here make you satisfied.

Address 1: 24 Yen Trung Street, Open from 05h30 – 11h00 and from 16h30 – 21h30

Address 2: 1/26 Nguyen Hong, Open from 06h30 – 21h30

Address 3: 36B Mai Hac De, Open from 06h30 – 22h00

Price: From 20.000VNĐ / bowl of pho.

2. Glad Pho ( Pho Vui )

The name of the restaurant is easy to memorable and full of implications. The owner of the restaurant wants customers who have enjoyed a bowl of pho here, will always feel happy and happy. Pho Vui is near the famous Floating Rice Cake (Bánh trôi) restaurant of actor Pham Bang. Pho Vui is savory with the smell of beef, always received high appreciations of the old quarter’s people, who are famous gastronomes. Do not miss this restaurant if you want to have a real tasty bowl of noodle in Hanoi

Best pho restaurant - best pho restaurant near me

One Of The Best Pho Restaurant in Old Quarter, Hanoi.

Address: 25 Hang Giay, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.
Sale time: 07h00 – 22h00.

Price: From 30.000VNĐ.

3. Pho Ly Quoc Su

One of the most famous Hanoi Beef Noodle Soup restaurants is Pho Ly Quoc Su. This is a long-established pho brand. Pho here is very delicious and has many flavors, there are many kinds of beef noodles for guests to choose from beef-rate or medium ..etc.. depending on choices of customers. The broth is rich and aromatic thanks to the ways of cooking and selection of spices of the owner. Pho Ly Quoc Su has many Facilities, but the main Facility at 10 Ly Quoc Su Street still considered the best. The shop is available from 06h00 to 14h00 and from 17h30 to 22h00 daily.

Facility 1: 10 Ly Quoc Su – 0438.257.338c

Facility 2: 42 Hang Voi – 0915088586

Facility 3: N2A Hoang Minh Giam

Who has visited Vietnam must try Pho at least once unless you will not really visit Vietnam

Price: From 40.000VNĐ to 80.000VNĐ

See more: 8 Delicious Dishes in Vietnam

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