For a long time, the ancient Hanoi has been famous for delicious food stalls and phở is considered to be one of the must-try foods in Hanoi, Vietnam. After that, we want to help you to learn more about the best pho in Hanoi Old Quarter. The most famous Pho stalls in Hanoi Pho Gam Cau, Pho Bat Dan and Pho ga Cham. However, in fact, besides these restaurants, Hanoi owns a lot of delicious pho restaurants including Pho bo Van (Hang Chieu street) and Pho ga Hang Hom.
Phở bò Vân – Hang Chieu Street
Located at the intersection of Hang Chieu street with Nguyen Thien Thuat street. It is not difficult to identify Phở bò Vân which is located on a small pavement and always crowded with customers and flaming charcoal stove. In fact, phở Van also has seats inside the house, but because of small areas, customers choose to sit on the sidewalk.
This food stall is specialized in selling noodles soup with beef with all kinds of medium-rare beef, well-done beef, bordelaise sauce, sauté rare beef. All the kinds of beef here is carefully selected and processed; therefore, it is quite soft.
Although the restaurant is rather crowded, you just wait a few minutes to be served with an appetizing hot bowl of pho. Pho here is a delightful blend of soft noodles and delicious beef and transparent broth – one of the most important factors for a bowl of tasty phở.
Phở with saute rare beef is highly appreciated by quite a few people. The piece of beef is medium fried in order to ensure the softness and greasy taste. The food becomes attractive due to the fragrant smell of garlic, ginger, a little onion and celery. When eating, you should add some lemon and a bit of pepper or hot sauce to make the food tastier.
Phở bò Vân only opens from 6 a.m to 10 a.m with the prices ranging from 30,000 VND to 45,000 VND per bowl.
Pho ga (chicken noodle soup) – Hang Hom street
Hang Hom Street has quite a lot of food stalls selling bún thang (hot rice noodle soup) and phở gà (chicken noodle soup). However, the most delicious one is located in the middle part of the street. The restaurant just consists of a large table with full of boiled chicken; a glass cabinet containing separately classified parts of chicken like thigh and wing, a flaming stove and some simple plastic table and chairs.
The broth of this restaurant is quite delicious. The beef is quite firm and soft and the only minus is that the rice noodles are little hard. The price of pho here is cheap; a bowl of pho costs 25,000 VND. If eating phở with thigh, you have to pay an additional 10,000 VND.
In addition to chicken noodle soup, the restaurant offers sticky rice with chicken accompanied by giblets and boiled blood. A full bowl for two people is from 40,000 VND to 50,000 VND. Besides, quite a few people come to the restaurant ask to take more chicken because the chicken is very succulent.
Despite not being the main food, the sticky rice is preferred by a number of customers. Sticky rice is made from delicious rice and the onion is fried until golden brown to keep the flavor and the crispness. If you eat sticky rice with chicken, you should choose chicken’s thigh. The price ranges from 25,000 VND to 35,000 VND. Pho Hang Hom only sells in the early morning and from 5 p.m to 10 p.m.
Hanoi Old Quarter is the best place for you to explore and enjoy Hanoi and Vietnam’s cuisine as well. In addition to phở, there are a lot of delicious dishes such as xôi (sticky rice), chè (sweet porridge) and bánh cuốn (stuffed pancake).