Have a Bowl of Pho in Sai Gon

Have a Bowl of Pho in Sai Gon

The famous Pho is widely spread and a definite must for anyone exploring Vietnam.
October 18, 2014 by Le Ngoc Ngan

Phở is one of Vietnam's most famous dishes. Its origins are from Hanoi and Nam Dinh but it's so ubiquitous that you can find a Pho shop in every street of Saigon.

Pho in Saigon

A bowl of Pho typically consists of broth, rice noodles, meat (beef, pork or chicken), veggies such as bean sprouts, Vietnamese coriander, celery, basil leaves (there are a few certain kinds of veggies to be accompanied with particular types of noodle soup, if you get lettuce for Pho, then you know it is completely wrong) and many people do favor a wedge of lime and red chili pepper.

Pho in Saigon

There is a variety of choices for you in the menu. Actually the choice is about the types of meat you will have in your bowl. You can choose one or mix them all together. The options are: thinly-sliced rare beef, well-done beef, flank, brisket, tendon, tripe, beef balls or chicken. You can customize your Pho too, by telling them to put more or less noodles/broth; to put/remove scallion, etc.

Here are some suggestions from local people:

- Phở Lệ, 413 – 415 Nguyễn Trãi street, dist 5 or 303 – 305 Võ Văn Tần, dist 3. This shop is a bit pricey for local people, about 55 – 60,000d for one bowl

- Phở Hòa, 260C Pasteur street, dist 3. Price: 40 – 55,000d/ per bowl

- Phở Thìn, 170 Nguyễn Đình Chiểu, dist 3. Price: 40 – 66,000d/ per bowl

- Phở Tàu Bay, 433 – 435 Lý Thái Tổ, dist 10. Price: 40 – 61,000d/ per bowl

- Phở Đệ Nhất, 93 Phạm Văn Hai, Tân Bình dist. Price: 30 – 55,000d/ per bowl

- The preferable price for local people is from 20 to 30,000d/ per bowl

Enjoy your Pho!

Author: Lê Ngọc Ngân