Pho Binh Restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City – the place where Vietcong hid in the war

If you love Vietnamese foods, especially Pho noodle soup, you should not miss a bowl of Pho at Pho Binh in Ho Chi Minh City. Coming here, you can not only enjoy the original taste of Pho in Saigon style but also learn more about the Vietnam War. This restaurant was the place where Vietcong hid in the war.

Pho Binh Restaurant – Headquarters of the famous The General Offensive and Uprising of Tet Mau Than

Pho Binh at 7 Yen Do Street Saigon was in the heart of the city. Pho Binh has been famous for dozens of years. It had been established before 1975. Lots of customers love to eat Pho noodle soup at this place but a few people know that it was a base of the Forward Headquarters of the famous The General Offensive and Uprising of Tet Mau Than 1968. In order to prepare for one of the biggest campains, Vietcong had plans and built hidden infrastructure in Ho Chi Minh City. They had some houses where the soldiers could meet, exchange information, hide themselves and the weapons. At this place, members of the Headquarters had meetings, order to attack the Independence Palace, The Embassy of the U.S, etc. Vietcong soldiers pretended to be workers at the Pho restaurants.

Pho Binh in Ho Chi Minh City

Pho Binh in Ho Chi Minh City. Image: vnexpress.net.

Pho Binh Restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City

Pho Binh Restaurant has been always clean, tidy although it is not too spacy. It is always a comfortable place to eat despite the the hot weather. The great smell of the broth excites the nerves of the customers’ nose. The broth is clear and naturally tasty. The taste and the smell comes from the fresh beef and spices. The Pho noodles are made from the best rice so that it is smelling, slipery, sticky and tender at the same time. The toppings include beef tenderloin, beef brisket which is cut into thin slices.

Customers just add some ground black pepper, slices of red peppers, chili sauce and lime juice, assorted vegetables and herbs, youtiao at their wishes before enjoying the piping hot Pho noodle soup.

A bowl of Pho noodle soup at Pho Binh in Ho Chi Minh City.

A bowl of Pho noodle soup at Pho Binh in Ho Chi Minh City. Image: foody.vn.

If you would like to try something new, you can order Pho noodle soup with chicken or half-fried Pho noodles.

Information about Pho Binh Restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City

Address: 7 Ly Chinh Thang, Ward 8, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City.

Opening hours: 6:00 – 23:30.

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