Pho is an iconic to Vietnamese culture and considered an unofficial national dish. If you come to Hoi An, you can save our recommendation for local stalls who cook best Pho in Hoi An Town.

Pho Hoi An is different version with Pho Hanoi. The chewy noodles is dried from the fresh ones, then it is dipped in hot water. The hot broth is made by simmering beef bones and oxtails, and grinded peanut is added to enhance the flavour as well as richness. Pho Hoi An is very appealing because Pho is very light-tasting, you can see everything in the bowl and you can have chicken or beef .

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Pho Hoi An is served with a plate containing a jumble of fresh herbs, wide slices of pickled green papaya, and a mound of roasted dried chili flakes. All of the herbs are planted at a famous vegetable village of Tra Que in Hoi An.

What make Pho Hoi An different Pho Ha Noi ?

  • The chewy noodles is dried from the fresh ones
  • The herbs are varied (Thai basil, rice paddy herb, teensy-weensy watercress, mint leaves and a parsley-like green) and plentiful
  • The richness-sans-sweetness that the bean sauce adds to the soup the full-on heat of the dried chili flakes
  • The sour punch of the green papaya which, eaten together with the chewy noodles, makes for a crunchy/soft, steaming-hot/cool texture-temperature contrast tour de force.

Where to try Pho in Hoi An

  • Pho Lien at 25 Le Loi Street, Hoi An
  • Pho Tung 51/7 Phan Chau Trinh St, Hoi An
  • Pho Xua at 35A Phan Chau Trinh.
  • Hoi An Market

Price is 1 USD/ 1 bowl

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