Name: Pho Thin (Lo Duc)
Address: 13 Lo Duc Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Directions: South-east of Hoan Kiem Lake several blocks.
Description: A popular beef Pho spot that has been around for decades and is known for its special way of frying its beef before adding it to the soup. It is a mix of noodle , beef, soup and some vegetables.
Restaurant Type: Indoors, in someone’s front room
Typical Price Per Person: 10,000 – 30,000 VND
Speciality: Beef Pho
Take Out: No
“We went here on a recommendation from a Vietnamese man. Like many Pho joints Pho is all they do, so language is not an issue. It was very busy when we went – a local there said the place is famous. I can understand why, the Pho is excellent. It is not that great a stroll from the old quarter, say a gentle 20 minutes.”
“Got here with a colleague, sat down and bowls of Pho appeared 2 seconds later. No menu, no options, nothing asked. Absolutely brilliant! The place was full of young and old, people wearing formals to t-shirts and flip-flops, and a couple of foreigners like us. The soup was tasty, food plenty, and VND 50,000 per person. It’s the most memorable of all meals I have had in Vietnam during my two week-long trips there. Highly recommended!”