Phavourite Pho in all of 'Nam
I was quite surprise when concluding our trip around Vietnam that my phavourite pho would be found in Hanoi (The Medallion Hanoi, 11 Ma May, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi), in my hotel restaurant at breakfast no less. Only because if you read the guidebooks, the south has the best reputation for food.
I tried Pho in hotels, on the street with the locals, and in popular tourist spots and comfy looking Vietnamese restaurants. But I guess in the end it came down to love at first sight. I actually ate Pho 10 days out of 12 and the stock of this soup was incredibly balanced and tasted really light but the more you ate the stronger the flavour grew, so for a noodle soup junkie like me this was great. The meat was pork and the fresh chopped herbs (green onion and coriander) were added by the chef (not like in the south and mid coast where you add your own herbs and spices, something I prefer to do). I had seconds on my first day and ate it again the second morning we were there, and even though there was a different Chef on the quality and taste was consistent.
The Verdict: The best pho tried in along the coast of Vietnam.
Address: 11 Mã Mây, Hàng Buồm, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam