Pho is a very popular traditional food in Vietnam, a steaming bowl of pho noodle soup is never hard to find. Pho consists of flat rice noodles in a light, soup, chicken or beef with typical spices which usually accompanied by, lime, lime leaves and chili.
There are conflicting opinions of pho’s origin between historians, those controversies, however does not affect people, we love pho so much that turn a normal breakfast food into a dish representing Vietnamese cuisine.
Pho Bò Hanoi (Beaf pho noodle soup)
The easiest thing in Hanoiis find some vendors or restaurants that selling Pho. All you need to do is just stop over and enjoy your favorite food, from big restaurants on downtown streets to small vendors with mini chairs and tables right in some corners or alleys. Indeed, majority of people just feel good no matter where or which vendor or restaurant they enjoy Pho, it simply thanks to the sophistication of this food. Though there are not many truly good places selling Pho in the capital, under opinion of gourmets, we can give you a suggestion: Pho 10 Ly Quoc Su.
Pho - 10 Ly Quoc Su Street
As its name, Pho 10 Ly Quoc Su is located in number 10 Ly Quoc Su street, one of busiest streets in Old Quarter area and owned by a hospitable and culinary lover couple. The wife is a native of Hanoi, as she had many chance to try and enjoy unique delicious food of the old city when she was a child; in the other hand, her husband’s hometown is Nam Dinh – a place that is famous for its Pho Bo or pho with beef. The perfect combination of two flavors, with sympathize deeply with each other of the couple has created a unique taste of pho and became popular not only with Hanoians but also a lot of foreigner tourists.
This restaurant only serves pho with beef and quickly became famous with this, a bowl of pho here always bigger than other. Owner made their pho with the best ingredients: noodle is soft but never crushed; thin sliced beef with no fat; soup is a blend of taste with some lime to complete a good food. Vietnamese “Yau Ja Gwai”, which usually eat with pho, are always warm and crispy. The restaurant has air conditional to keep inside cool at summer and warm at winter.
Making Pho in Vietnam
Many people said that if you did not eat pho mean, you would not visit Vietnam, and it is exactly in a certain way because cuisine is an important cultural characteristic of any country and pho represents for Vietnamese cuisine. If you are planning to visit Vietnam, do not forget to note down one of the top thing to do here: try truly amazing pho, and spend some time to enjoy a huge bowl at number 10 Ly Quoc Su street when you have a chance to stay at our capital, you will never regret.
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