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Where to eat out in Sapa

Where to eat out in Sapa

Given that Sapa is no stranger to tourists and the post-colonial French influence, it’s no surprise that this little town is dotted with many good restaurants serving local and international cuisine. If you’re planning your trip and worried about where to eat in Sapa, quit worrying because there are plenty of options, even for vegetarians. Antique Sapa    A simple and high value for money restaurant that does a very good Set Menu. Now a lot of restaurants in Sapa try to attract tourists with local Set Menus that are about $4-5 that consist of a starter, main dish and beverage (hot wine or tea) but not all of them are comparable in terms of taste, quality or portion size. Antique Sapa ranks very high on all of these and has one of the best Set Menus with generous portions and meals that will make you fall in love with local food.Little Sapa  Little Sapa is best for its truly authentic and very reasonable Vietnamese food. The prices are among the lowest in Sapa town (meals cost $2-$5) and the quality of food is still very high. The staff does not speak a lot of English so be patient while ordering, they do understand and get it right most of the time. The restaurant sees a good mix of local patrons and tourists. The fiery garlic sauce that sits on all tables is a great accompaniment to most dishes.Baguette & Chocolat   This is essentially a pricy French café that does great croissants, stuffed baguettes, all day breakfasts, eggs, coffee and desserts.Recommendations: Baguette with sautéed zucchini, eggplant, white onions and pureed tomatoes, Hunter’s Omelette, Chocolate Croissant, Lemon tart (pictured) and  Apple and goats cheese spring rolls.The LizardGood for Vietnamese food and friendly service. Staff is very helpful if you’re undecided about what to order. Price range is similar to most restaurants with meals costing between $4-$5.Recommendations: Tofu curry with mushrooms, eggplant in a clay pot with steamed rice and Chicken Spring rolls with egg and vegetables.Source: Internet
Do not miss the famous snacks and street food in Vietnam

Do not miss the famous snacks and street food in Vietnam

From the south’s frenetic Ho Chi Minh City to the urban maze of Ha Noi in the north, the streets of Vietnam are paved with snacks. Ordered from vendors across Vietnam, this street food odyssey reveals the breadth of the country’s culinary ingenuity.Let’s find them and then fill in your stomach with those wonderful dishes!Banh Tieu (Vietnamese Donuts)Banh Tieu (Vietnamese Donuts)Looking alike to donuts in western countries but the taste is totally different. It is said that the Banh Tieu originated from China. It is fried with oil in a big pan for around 40 minutes. Banh Tieu is time-consuming due to many steps in processing them. It costs over 2 hours. When you order the Banh Tieu, the sellers fry them quickly again to keep those always hot. That is a breakfast of many Vietnamese locals.Banh Trang NuongBanh Trang NuongDemonstrating the myriad of culinary ideas that have been applied to the humble rice grain, Banh Trang Nuong is the result of grilling rice paper, creating something akin to an incredibly crisp pancake. A convenient snack for a street market stroll, expect to find a fried filling of spring onions, minced pork, dried shrimps and shallots, liberally squirted with sweet soy sauce and sriracha.Suong Sam (Tiliacora Triandra Jelly)Suong Sam (Tiliacora Triandra Jelly)Tiliacora Triandra is the name of leaf that people make jelly. It is a refreshing drink in the hot summer. The combination of a few simple ingredients such as Tiliacora Triandra leaves, sugar, and ice is a perfect match for the thirst. Preparation may cost 1-2 hours.In order to save time, the locals choose to buy the ones which already cooked. They just put it in the glass then adding some sugar and ice. Let’s enjoy!Banh Sau Rieng (Durian Crepe)Banh Sau Rieng (Durian Crepe)There are many kinds of pancakes in Asia in general and Vietnam in particular such as Banh Xeo (from Mekong Delta), Banh Khot (from Vung Tau) and Banh Can (from Ninh Thuan). They should be eaten right after cooking so their flavors and textures still remain unchanged. On the other hand, durian crepes are made and then kept in the refrigerator to make sure they will be fresh to eat and ready to serve in the hot weather.  Durian crepe is not crispy and crunchy compared to hot pancakes, it is a soft and creamy cake with a bit of sweet taste. If you are durian lovers, durian crepe is for you.Goi Cuon (Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls)Goi Cuon (Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls)Goi cuon consist of thin vermicelli noodles, pork slices, shrimp, basil, and lettuce, all tightly wrapped in translucent banh trang (rice papers). Due to its subtle flavour, goi cuon is usually dipped into ground chillies and a hoisin-based dipping sauce topped with crushed peanuts. This popular snack or appetiser is also a healthier alternative to cha gio, which is a deep-fried egg roll made with a combination of mung bean noodles, minced pork, and various spices.Banh Cam Thit HeoBanh Cam Thit HeoThe traffic in Ho Chi Minh City is intractable, the moped torrent weaves around pedestrians and often floods onto pavements, but it never, ever stops. In this city of perpetual movement, a roadside Banh Cam Thit Heo is a good spectator snack. These pork and quail’s-egg dumplings are deep fried, sprinkled with sesame and mainly found in Ho Chi Minh City.Source Internet
Top 5 ideal places for food lovers in Da Lat

Top 5 ideal places for food lovers in Da Lat

Da Lat has a lively local food scene and the city’s cool temperatures are conducive to mouth-watering barbecues, hotpot and sizzling hotplate dishes, and more. Let’s fill your stomach with these places.K'BE Wood Fired Pizza and BBQK'BE Wood Fired Pizza and BBQPhoto FoodyK'BE Wood Fired Pizza and BBQ is an expat-owned restaurant near Langbiang Mountain, where you can enjoy authentic western cuisine during your holiday in Da Lat. As the name suggests, all dishes here are prepared in a wood-fired oven for a smoky flavour. Service is quick and attentive, while ingredients are sourced directly from K'Ho ethnic group farmers. Location: Lac Duong Town, Lac Duong, Da LatTiem Mi Tau CaoTiem Mi Tau CaoThis is a great place for a Chinese classic that is popular all over Vietnam. Mi hoanh thanh (wonton noodle soup) is an egg noodle soup with pork dumplings, ground pork and pork slices in a sweet, clear broth. This is another hearty soup for those cold, grey Dalat days. Tiem Mi Tau Cao is a small, busy place that is open to the street. It is open all day but gets particularly busy in the mornings when locals dressed in heavy coats huddle over their steaming bowls for warmth. The price for a bowl of soup is 40,000VNĐ ($2).Location: 217 Phan Dinh Phung, Da LatGoc Ha ThanhGoc Ha ThanhGoc Ha Thanh serves authentic Vietnamese dishes in a small and intimate space with wooden walls and furniture, made to look like a countryside home. The menu is one of the best in town, and none of the dishes can be singled out as lacking. Order a large spread of dishes and eat family style. If you are going to drink a bunch, make sure to call a Grab instead of driving yourself.Location: 51 Truong Cong Dinh, Da LatQuan Hoa SuaQuan Hoa SuaThis place serves a variety of warming drinks for those cold Da Lat nights such as hot soy milk, green bean ‘brew’, and peanut ‘coco’. The latter is a bit like drinking smooth peanut butter but without the sweetness. There is a selection of little pastries to dunk in your hot drink. Quan Hoa Sua is not much more than a hole-in-the-wall but there is usually a good crowd here sitting on the tiny plastic stools on the pavement from sunset. Drinks and pastries are very cheap: 5,000VNĐ ($0.25).Location: 64 Tang Bat Ho, Da LatXuan Huong Lake Xuan Huong Lake Xuan Huong Lake is truly the heart of Da Lat. Besides being the main recreational area for the residents, it also serves as the town’s night kitchen. Many street vendors set up their shops along the banks of the lake in the evening and stay open until about 22:00 or so. Certain streets around the lake are turned into pedestrian areas over the weekend which makes it so much easier to stroll around and enjoy the food and atmosphere.Tourists can even do some shopping for inexpensive souvenirs at the same time too. Among the local, their favourite ones are beef rice noodles, BBQ squid, boiled shellfish, hot soya drinks, all cheap and delicious. A must-try is local coffee served in a stainless steel container that acts like a filter.Location: Along the banks of the Xuan Huong LakeSource Internet
The best local dishes you must try in Chiang Mai, Thailand

The best local dishes you must try in Chiang Mai, Thailand

The best local dishes you must try in Chiang Mai, ThailandLike Bangkok, Chiang Mai is one of Thailand’s most popular tourist destinations. It receives millions of visitors annually. With so many tourists flocking to Chiang Mai each year, it is not surprising that the city has a wealth of restaurants to choose from.If you are heading up north and wondering what is the best dishes in Chiang Mai, here is the list for you. Kanom Jeen Nam NgiawKanom Jeen Nam NgiawThis dish is packed full of smoky, tangy flavor. True to Northern Thai food style, this curry has no coconut milk but is flavored with beef or pork, tomatoes, and dried smoky chilies. The broth is a deep rust red color, slightly pungent and a little oily, but full on delicious. Yes, it is spicy (and probably the spiciest dishes on this list), but it is definitely worth braving up and trying.Sai OuaSai OuaA fiery starter dish, sai oua is northern-style sausage made from ground pork, dried chilies, garlic, shallots and a range of pungent herbs and spices. It looks very similar to northeastern-style sausage when seen on a charcoal grill but tastes drastically different – sai oua is more meaty and rich with herbal aromas as well as chilies.Kwai TeawwKwai TeawwDirectly translated to mean “stir-fried rice cake strips”, this popular noodle dish is a favorite in Singapore and Malaysia. You can find ingredients in this tasty dish that include prawns, blood cockles, bean sprouts, chives, sausage, fish cake and more.This dish is not the healthiest option as it was originally used to serve laborers who needed large amounts of energy and nutrients to complete their tasks.Miang KhamMiang KhamA traditional finger food, miang kham is a do-it-yourself starter dish. One serving consists of fresh betal leaves (for wrapping), sweet syrup and a variety of fillings, usually sliced shallots, fresh red or green chilies, diced ginger, diced garlic, diced lime, dried small shrimp and roasted grated coconut. One bite can have all or some of the fillings, it is totally up to you.Nam Prik OngNam Prik OngThe dip itself looks like Bolognese sauce, a very thick, chunky tomato sauce loaded with ground pork. It is served in a small bowl, which is usually served alongside a larger platter featuring raw or parboiled slices of cabbage, long beans, okra, cauliflower, and eggplant. It can also be served with fried pork cracklings called kap moo, boiled eggs, and Thai sausages.Gaeng Hang LayGaeng Hang LayA yellow curry with a tamarind-based soup, pork chunks, shallots and shrimp paste, its origins are in Burma, but the adapted northern Thai version uses less oil. With no coconut cream as the ingredient, the texture is less thick than green curry and rich with spices. Some might find gaeng hang lay an acquired taste, but, it is a real winner.Source Internet
Foods you have to try when visiting Da Nang

Foods you have to try when visiting Da Nang

As one of the most underrated cities in Vietnam, Da Nang offers a wide range of inexpensive yet unique dining options. Therefore, no trip to Da Nang is complete without trying out at least one of these must-try dishes in Da Nang.Bun Thit NuongBun thit nuong comprises thin vermicelli rice noodles, freshly chopped lettuce, sliced cucumber, bean sprouts, pickled daikon, basil, chopped peanuts, and mint, topped with grilled pork shoulder. Diners can also opt for bun thit nuong cha gio, which comes with crunchy slices of cha gio (deep-fried eggrolls). As with most Vietnamese dishes, you also get a side of nuoc cham sauce to mix into the bun thit nuong for a flavourful ensemble.Banh Bot LocBanh bot loc, made with tapioca starch rather than rice flour, is filled with marinated shrimp and milled pork before it’s wrapped in oiled banana leaves and steamed until cooked. To enjoy this Hue snack, simply unwrap the banana leaf and dip it in a platter of nuoc mam pha, a sauce made with vinegar, shrimp stock, fermented fish sauce, sugar, and fresh chilies.Banh Trang Cuon Thit HeoBanh trang cuon thit heo or sliced pork rolled with rice paper is one of Da Nang specialities. It is a combination of fresh ingredients such as belly pork, fresh vegetables, slices of cucumber and green bananas. All things are wrapped in soft rice paper and eaten with dipping sauce. This dish is famous because of carefully selected ingredients, which makes perfect taste.Banh Canh Ca LocBanh canh ca loc is a popular dish in the center of Viet Nam. This Vietnamese noodle is made from tapioca flour or a mixture of rice and tapioca flour. The soup base (broth) can be cooked from pork, crab, fish, and the toppings can be with fish cake, mushroom, Vietnamese ham, shimp balls, etc. Nowadays, it is not only a famous street food but also the local speciality.Mi QuangMi Quang is Da Nang’s definitive dish, featuring rice noodles that are tinted yellow using turmeric and bone broth seasoned with fish sauce, black pepper, shallot, and garlic. Meat toppings include river shrimp, boiled quails eggs, and roast pork, though some eateries use fish, chicken and beef slices. Lastly, the ensemble is topped with an array of fresh herbs such as basil, peanuts, coriander, lettuce, sliced banana flowers, and sesame rice crackers. You can also opt for chilli peppers for a spicy kick to the ensemble.Source: Internet
5 best bubble tea shops in Saigon, Vietnam

5 best bubble tea shops in Saigon, Vietnam

Anyone who sets foot in Saigon probably would notice right away that they almost have a milk tea shop on every corner. It can be a little overwhelming for those who are not milk tea expert but want to give the drink a try.Koi ThéKoi ThéInspired by a dream of traveling around the world, the founder of Koi wanted to bring his tea with him everywhere that he went. Today, his dream has come to Hawaii, Tokyo, Australia, and obviously here to Ho Chi Minh City. At Koi, we asked locals what their in-house favorites were. After tallying up the poll, we have at the top of our list, black tea macchiato, green tea macchiato, milk tea green tea, and peach macchiato. With larger than life clear glass window panes and black walls decorated with white chalked-on buildings and high stools and hardwood tables, Koi gives off a distinct San Francisco vibe. The high ceilings and hanging chandeliers complement each other to give a more luxurious feel to this chic boba shop. Koi has several locations across Ho Chi Minh City, so be sure to bookmark your favorite one.Hot & ColdHot & ColdHot & Cold is probably the pioneer milk tea shop when it comes to letting customers customize their drink. The process is easy, quick and intuitive. After choosing your favourite milk tea, you proceed to pick the toppings, flavour and pudding. The two most popular combos here are Combo Hawaii Cocktail and Combo Milk Smoothie.Besides milk tea, you could try a variety of skewers, such as prawn tempura, four-color shrimp-ball stuffed with taro, surimi, crab ball stuffed with green sticky rice, and swirl fries. Most Hot & Cold shops are decorated colorfully and have big, air-conditioned spaces. They are also among the cheapest in town and have become popular among teens.Ding TeaDing TeaLocated in District 3, this trendy boba shop is the spot for Saigonese youngsters. Step in and you will be welcomed by the contemporary atmosphere, minimalist city skylines adorning the walls, dim lights spurring deep conversation, polished hardwood shelves for a more urban, simple feel, superb design, really. Known for its Hokkaido Milk Tea, Jasmine Milk Tea, and Pearl Milk Tea, Ding Tea is located in the heart of District 3 at 45B Cao Thang Street. Ding Tea has really taken the Asian continent by storm, with stores in Taiwan, Japan, China, Myanmar, and Brunei, just to name a few.Phuc LongPhuc LongFounded in 1957 in Vietnam’s “unofficial tea capital” Bao Loc, Lam Dong, Phuc Long is a household name here in Ho Chi Minh City. On every street corner, you are bound to find at least one of these, if not two or three. Recognized for its premium tea and aromatic scent, Phuc Long stores are an integral part of the culture here in Vietnam, for older business-people to meet in, for teenagers to gossip in, for elders to have a leisurely chat in. With three major “flavors,” black tea, green tea, and oolong tea, Phuc Long is a safe choice for any tea craving. Locals mentioned that their favorite drinks are the green tea latte and crème caramel.Gong ChaGong ChaWith over 1200 locations in over 15 countries worldwide, Gong Cha is no stranger to the boba game. Located on the lowest floor of Ho Chi Minh City’s Vincom Center, Gong Cha brews teas to perfection. With fresh tea and pearls brewed and cooked every four hours, Gong Cha maintains an exemplary level of quality. It is best known for its milk foam; mix the milk foam into your drink for a salty-sweet concoction or just leave it on top as a subtle topper to your flavorful tea.Source Internet
The best places to enjoy seafood in Nha Trang

The best places to enjoy seafood in Nha Trang

Coming to Nha Trang, you cannot forget to try incredible fresh seafood. Understandably, among such a myriad of restaurants and eateries, it is inevitable that visitors usually get confused and end up being swindled into poor quality places. Here are some of the best places you can enjoy fresh seafood in Nha Trang.Fishing VillageFishing VillageGetting up early in the morning to go for a fish market tour at a local port is an unforgettable and must-do experience while traveling to Nha Trang. There is no best place to eat fresh seafood than the direct outlets from the fishing boats. We bet you will be impressed by these amazingly fresh, newly caught creatures. Just come to the Cau Da Harbor, take a short canoe trip to the fishing village and stop by any floating house that you want to have the seafood meal.Lac CanhLac CanhIf you are downtown and need some local food, Lac Canh is the place to eat. Always packed with locals, expats and tourists, Lac Canh is a typical bustling Vietnamese street-side restaurant, where you can barbecue your food at the table or simply order off the varied and wide-ranging menu.Enjoy grilling your own marinated prawns, pork or squid, eaten with a variety of sauces, perfect with a local beer, while soaking in the authentic, street-side atmosphere. Address: 44D Nguyen Binh Khiem, Nha TrangBien DongBien DongBien Dong’s specialty lies within its extensive range of fresh seafood, where you can enjoy them steamed, barbecued, fried, or prepared in a hotpot. Priced according to weight, prawns, snails, crabs, obsters, fish, oysters, and clams are also kept in large buckets and aquariums for optimum freshness. Bien Dong’s price range is also much cheaper compared to beachfront eateries in Tran Phu, making it a popular spot for locals and expats. Highly recommended dishes include tiger prawns grilled with garlic, and grilled mussels with onions and peanuts.Address: 01 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Nha TrangCosta SeafoodCosta SeafoodSituated at the complex of The Costa Nha Trang residences, the symbolic icon of Nha Trang modern development. This luxury, modern-looking restaurant swimmingly wins the heart of even the pickiest diners. The place is wonderful for family dining time or simply a place to hang out with your group of best friends. Four must-try dishes once you come here are fried lobster with salt and chili, Costa’s seafood salad with shrimps, squids, scallops, blue swimmer crabs, braised Australian abalone with Chinese mushroom, fried mud crab and mud crab with roe or blue swimmer crab with tamarind sauce.Address: 32 – 34 Tran Phu, Loc Tho ward, Nha TrangNha Trang SeafoodNha Trang SeafoodThis restaurant is popular with those Japanese tourists. It serves no-nonsense seafood dishes at different forms, including fried, steamed, or grilled. The most extensive feature here is the typical Vietnamese blend of sour, sweet, and spicy, such as clay-pot dishes and shrimp in coconut. There are upstairs and downstairs in this Nha Trang seafood restaurant. Being lit up at night, the upstairs could be crowded yet fun and lively.Address: No.46 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Nha TrangTruc Linh 2Truc Linh 2Among many Nha Trang restaurants, this might be the most popular restaurants with all visitor classes as well as residents. The restaurant has a seafood display on ice from which you could opt for your own jumbo shrimp, fresh fish, crab, and squid and then have it cooked to your favorite taste. The electric menu here includes a Vietnamese-style broth fondue which contains lots of herbs, fresh vegetables, seafood along with meats; a variety of mixes of clay-pot dishes, and the famous shrimp spring rolls.This restaurant, one of the hottest dining destinations in Nha Trang, is not similar to the Truc Linh 1 restaurant which is located on the same street but offers a simpler menu.Address: No.21 Biet Thu, Loc Tho, Nha TrangSource Internet
Hue Cuisine: Do not miss these traditional cakes

Hue Cuisine: Do not miss these traditional cakes

Hue is famous for its cuisine which is varied, exquisite and influential towards the whole region of Middle Vietnam. Hue traditional cakes are among the specialties that are popular to the locals and known by many visitors. The most popular cakes from Hue are Banh Beo, Banh Nam and Banh Loc.Banh BeoBanh BeoThe delicious “banh beo” is thanks to the shrimp, especially the sauce. Firstly, “nuoc mam” mixes with grease, sugar, garlic, chili and shrimp which create the unique flavor. When eating “banh beo”, people not use chopsticks but small bamboo stick. It is great when using it with spicy sauce. The sweetness of shrimp mixed with the flavor of garlic and chili, gives us unforgettable impressions. It is not surprised when guests smile with satisfaction after leaving a pile of more than 10 empty bowls but still crave for more. After a day of sightseeing, sitting in a small vendor stall, savoring sweet, spicy and refined flavor of Bèo cakes is really a great experience.Banh Bot LocBanh Bot LocBanh bot loc, made with tapioca starch rather than rice flour, is filled with marinated shrimp and milled pork before it is wrapped in oiled banana leaves and steamed until cooked. To enjoy this Hue snack, simply unwrap the banana leaf and dip it in a platter of “nuoc mam pha”, a sauce made with vinegar, shrimp stock, fermented fish sauce, sugar, and fresh chilies.Banh NamBanh NamBanh Nam is flat and rectangular rice flour cake embedded with minced shrimp and scallions and steamed in banana leaves. The cake has a mild texture because the flour is mostly made from powdered rice. To enjoy Banh Nam, remove the outer leaf wrapper, and, like eating Banh Beo, use a spoon to baste the sauce on the cake then eat. The sauce of Banh Nam is a bit saltier than other Hue cakes to fit the taste of rice flour from the cake.Banh It RamBanh It RamBanh it ram is a Central Vietnamese specialty that pairs steamed sticky rice dumpling with a crispy patty that is also made with sticky rice. Similar to a Japanese mochi but eaten as an appetiser instead of dessert, the dumpling is topped with a savoury mix of green scallions, shrimp and pork. A platter of six banh it ram dumplings costs about VND 30,000 at a local joint, but prices are higher at more upscale restaurants and hotels.Banh EpBanh EpIf you want an off-the-beaten-track experience in Hue, Banh Ep is absolutely the one you should try. Different from the above dishes, the ingredients of Banh Ep include tapioca flour and the filling (egg, pate, jerky, meat, or any combination of them).Banh Ep is a light food which is often eaten by the youth. The Hue old people do not choose to eat it. It is so popular among the young people, that Hue has many streets which are called Banh Ep streets like Nguyen Du st., or Nhat Le St.Banh KhoaiBanh KhoaiBanh khoai is easily distinguished from other savoury snacks in Hue thanks to its turmeric yellow colour. Readily available at roadside stalls, local joints and markets, this open-faced crepe is typically filled with pork, shrimp, scallions and beansprouts. However, you can also find several venues offering this local snack with quail eggs and starfruit. As with most Vietnamese dishes, banh khoai is best eaten with a side of fresh greens and herbs as well as fermented soybean dipping sauce.Source Internet
Pho, a must-try dish in Ha Noi

Pho, a must-try dish in Ha Noi

Pho, for a very long time until now, has been considered the delicacy of Ha Noi cuisine and known as one of the best food in the world. It is always an irresistible attraction to any traveler who would like to discover the Hanoian eating culture.Here is the guide for best pho in Ha Noi, so you can truly taste authentic pho like a local.Gia Pho Bat DanGia Pho Bat DanTo experience the real Ha Noi culture of pho, this is a definite go-to place. Gia Pho Bat Dan has one of the best broths at a reasonable price in Vietnam. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you could stay there or come back for its signature pho throughout your trip.Come early as the restaurant tends to get crowded with lines in the streets. However, the chefs are very quick to prepare your order. Enjoy an authentic pho broth with tender beef. Address: 49 Bat Dan Street, Hoan Kiem District, Ha NoiPho Gia TruyenPho Gia TruyenThis rundown shop is located at the heart of the old quarter. Do not be discouraged by the little stools and basic tables, this is the best pho joint in all of Ha Noi and has been there since the ’60s, saving the same, consistent recipe that has remained unchanged since. You can tell you have arrived at the right spot when you see half of Ha Noi queuing outside to get a fix, and, when table space runs out, people eat perched up on their bikes.The only thing on the menu is beef noodles, and the broth here is clear and rich with a subtle blend of many flavors. The beef is the right amount of tender and soft with a glowing pink hue, and no matter how many times you ask what their secret to the best bowl of pho is, they will not tell you!Address: 49 Bat Dan, Cua Dong, Ha NoiPho ThinPho ThinPho Thin is a little ways away from the center of Ha Noi Old Quarter, but many people still make this journey, sometimes on a daily basis, just to have a bowl of pho here. Serving their loyal and new customers for over 30 years, every bowl of pho served here is consistent and never fails to delight its patrons.Pho Thin stands out from other pho restaurants because the recipe uses stir-fried beef instead of raw beef. Do not forget to order yourself some “quay,” dough sticks to dip into the broth and eat along with the noodles.Address: 13 Lo Duc, Ngo Thuy Nham, Ha NoiPho 10 Ly Quoc SuPho 10 Ly Quoc SuDue to its popularity and pho goodness, this restaurant now has three locations in Ha Noi. The best one is still the original location down Ly Quoc Su Street and, as usual, the pho bowls here are cooked to perfection. The broth is subtle with no one flavor overpowering the others; the noodle perfect and the meat tender. There are six different kinds of pho here, all with beef, and prepared in different ways. Go easy on the spicy Sriracha sauce you find on every table; you do not want to end up crying as you eat your meal. Address: 10 Ly Quoc Su Street | corner of Chan Cam St, Ha NoiPho Suong Pho Suong Walking off from the lake, wandering into Dinh Liet Street where plenty of scarfs, souvenirs and paintings are sold, you can find a tiny alley called Trung Yen where Pho Suong is located. Like many other popular places, this little shop has been here for many years. The broth here is famous to be light but still retains the sweetness of meat and bone marrow. Beef is sliced in big chunk but is definitely still very tender and succulent in your mouth. The shop may be a little small but the owners are friendly and always delighted to serve you.Address: 24B Ngo Trung Yen, Dinh Liet, Hang Bac, Hoan Kiem, Ha NoiSource Internet