Travelling to Vietnam, the first thing that wins the hearts and minds of the foreigners is FOOD. One of the most simple but popular Vietnam dishes is PHO Hanoi. Not only Pho gains the recognition in Vietnam but it is also very familiar to people around the world. Therefore, whenever you come to Vietnam in general as well as Hanoi in specific, you shouldn’t miss this special Vietnam’s cuisine – PHO Hanoi.
The special flavour of Pho – amazing Hanoi food
Although there are many famous Hanoi food, Pho often impresses you a the first time you try. There is no cool than enjoying one bowl of Pho which combines many flavours: sour, sweet and spicy. Pho is made with white rice flour noodles, somehow like BUN BO in Hue but flatter. You can know the feeling of tasting three flavors at the same time: the sweet of the broth from simmering beef, the sour from a little lime and the spicy made from chili.
PHO is commonly served with vegetables and herbs such as fresh bean sprouts, spring onion and coriander. For pho, herbs are best ripped up and sprinkled into the broth, which makes pho more special and good for health. You can have enough nutrition from beef, noodle and vegetable in ONE bowl.
Enjoying Pho Hanoi in the morning to help you boost your energy during the day. It is also an amazing moment to feel the flavor of Hanoi: the combination of ancient and modern.
How to eat Pho Hanoi
People often use chopsticks and spoons to eat Pho so if you are not familiar to chopsticks, this is an amazing experience for you to try. Put more lime or chili if you want more sour and spicy. Sip the broth first to taste the wonderful flavor.
It’s OK, even preferred, that you stick your face into the bowl while slurping. You can eat noodles at the same time with the broth but they are often gone first. Once the noodles are gone, raise the bowl to your lips with both hands and polish it off. This is not impolite, it is the way shows how you enjoy PHO Hanoi.
Where to enjoy the best Pho Hanoi
As Pho Hanoi is very popular, tourists can enjoy it everywhere in Hanoi from street stalls to luxury restaurants. Some places in Hanoi are very well known for the long tradition of cooking Pho. Here are some great address you should visit:
- 14 Nguyen Truong To, Nguyen Trung Truc, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
- 10 Ly Quoc Su, Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
- 13 Lo Duc, Ngo Thi Nham, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi
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