Pho in Hanoi is well known from the North to the South. Nowadays, pho is not only sold in Hanoi but also found out almost every street in Ho Chi Minh City. However, to enjoy the best pho in Ho Chi Minh City with the real taste of North of Vietnam, you should consider the restaurants below.
Pho Phu Vuong – 339 Le Van Sy, Tan Binh District
Pho Phu Vuong is preferred due to and sweet broth and delicious beef balls. The price of a pho bowl ranges from 45,000 to 65,000 VND. Many people often go to the restaurant at night after late work. With a bowl of special pho including a great amount of beef and fragrant scallion, the hunger and the tiredness will quickly go away.
Pho Hoa Pastuer – 260C Pastuer, Ward
Pho Hoa is one of the oldest pho restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City, particularly, from the 1960s. Not surprisingly, many foreigners come here to eat pho because a lot of travel companies lead their guests to this restaurant. The broth here is extremely pure and slightly sweet. Previously, Pho Hoa receives bad feedbacks from diners, but then this problem is considerably improved. Now, the staff is rather friendly and enthusiastic.
Pho Phu Gia – 164E Ly Chinh Thang, District 3
Pho Phu Gia is suitable for those who are fond of the tasty broth. The green onions are split into long pieces, then put into the bowl of pho. The price is between 50,000 and 60,000 VND. This is also one of the best restaurants that keep the northern flavor in Ho Chi Minh City.
Pho Dau – 288 / M1 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, Ward 8, District 3
Pho here has a quite high price of over 65,000 VND per bowl. But pho Dau is regarded as one of the rare Northern pho restaurants that are not affected by the Southern taste. The chef here alway follows the principle of cooking the Northern pho. The broth is guaranteed to simmered with the cow’s bone.
Pho Tau Bay- 433 Ly Thai To, District 10
This is one of the famous pho shops in Ho Chi Minh City from the 1975s until now. A bowl of pho here has a so big size and is served immediately. A bowl here is three times as big as that of other restaurants. The price is only from 40,000 to 55,000 VND.
Pho Le – 423 Nguyen Trai, District 5 & 305 Vo Van Tan, District 3
Pho Le has two branches, both of them are crowded with customers. The restaurant opens from 5:30 am until late night. The most famous dish here is beef ball and ground beef poured with hot broth. Now, Pho Le changes more or less but in general, the Northern style is still maintained, especially the broth filled with the cinnamon flavor.
If you are staying in Ho Chi Minh City and would like to taste pho, the restaurants above are not bad suggestions on pho in Ho Chi Minh City. Besides pho, you can enjoy many other good dishes in Ho Chi Minh City such as banh canh cua, broken rice and hu tieu Nam Vang.