Vietnamese Pho – Beef noodle soup

Vietnamese Pho – Beef noodle soup

Vietnamese Pho (or Vietnamese beef noodle soup, Vietnamese beef noodle udon) is a kind of rice noodle soup which consists of broth, meat, linguine-shaped rice noodles. The dish is Vietnam’s national dish and originated in North Vietnam in the early 20th century. Today it has become more and more popular in Vietnam and other countries in the world. We eat this beef noodle soup at any time of day so that you can find hundreds of Pho shops and stalls on the streets in Vietnam, especially in a big city such Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi, Da Nang, Nha Trang…

The recipes of Vietnamese Pho vary but it’s special because of the broth which is cooked from bone and cinnamon, star aniseed, ginger, onion and black cardamom for from 6 to 8 hours. The toppings can be beef and/or beef tendon, beef ball or chicken. The noodles, broth, and toppings are put into a bowl, chopsticks and spoon are used to eat the dish. There’s nothing to be served with Vietnamese Pho in North Vietnam. However a Southern-style Pho is served with a plate of veggies and bean sprout, lime wedge, chopped chili, black soybean paste and chili sauce. The Hanoi and Saigon style Pho noodle soups come in different widths of noodles and the richness levels of broth.



You can read more about the history of Vietnamese Pho in Ho Chi Minh at Phở Saigon In The Past

Where to eat Vietnamese Pho in Vietnam?

Best places to eat Pho in Hanoi:

  • Phở Lâm at 7 Nam Ngư street, Hoàn Kiếm District
  • Phở at 65 Văn Cao street, Ba Đình District
  • Phở Tuấn at 34B C8 Giảng Võ street, Ba Đình District
  • Phở Vui at 25 Hàng Giầy street, Hoàn Kiếm District
  • Phở Gia Truyền at 49 Bát Đàn street, Hoàn Kiếm District
  • Phở at 6B Thợ Nhuộm street, Hoàn Kiếm District
  • Phở Cường at 23 Hàng Muối street, Hoàn Kiếm District

Best places to eat Pho in Ho Chi Minh:

  • Phở Dậu at 288 Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa street, District 3
  • Phở Hòa at 260C Pasteur street, District 3
  • Phú Vương restaurant (339 Lê Văn Sỹ street, Tân Bình district)
  • Phở Minh at 63 Pasteur street, District 1
  • Phở Cao Vân at 25 Mạc Đĩnh Chi street, District 1
  • Phở Lệ at 370 Nguyễn Trãi street, District 5
  • Phở Tàu Bay at 433 Lý Thái Tổ street, District 10
  • Phở gà Kỳ Đồng at 14/5 Kỳ Đồng street, District 3

Learn more about 10 Best Pho In Ho Chi Minh City

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Best places to eat Vietnamese Pho in Da Nang:

  • Phở Hà Thành at 25 Phan Thanh street
  • Phở Lân béo at 8 Lý Tự Trọng street
  • Phở Bắc 63 at 203 Đống Đa street
  • Phở Hà Nội Nghĩa Béo at 44 Lê Đình Dương street
  • Phở 2 Tô Gia Lai at 103 Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai street
  • Phở Phú Gia at 8 Lý Tự Trọng street
  • Phở Hoa at 309 Hải Phòng street
  • Phở Hoàn Kiếm at 94 Trưng Nữ Vương street
  • Phở Hà Nội Xưa at 95A Nguyễn Chí Thanh street
  • Phở Việt Bờm at 4 Hoàng Văn Thụ street

Best places to eat Pho in Nha Trang:

  • Phở Gà at 129 Lê Hồng Phong street
  • Phở Gân at 25 Phạm Hồng Thái street
  • Phở at 63 Lê Thành Phương street
  • Phở 70 at 112 Bạch Đằng street
  • Phở Hồng at 40 Lê Thánh Tôn street
  • Phở Tân Thành at 112 Trần Quý Cáp street

Best places to eat Vietnamese Pho in Hue:

  • Phở Yến at 44, Nguyễn Huệ street
  • Phở Cao Lầu at 126 Đào Duy Anh street
  • Phở Bắc Tràng An at 316 Điện Biên Phủ street
  • Phở O Tụng at Mai Thúc Loan street
  • Phở Tý at 3 Lê Lợi street
  • Phở Tuyết Minh at 2 Nguyễn Khuyến street

If you are in Ho Chi Minh City, you can join a Saigon food tour to taste the best Vietnamese Pho with our beautiful tour guides and listen to food’s history as well as culture.

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