Saturday, March 17, 2012

Pho 10 @ Old Quarter, Hanoi

If you are looking for a cleaner establishment to savor the national dish, hop right into Pho 10. Here you will find proper tables and chairs instead of tiny stools and wooden tables. The laminated menu was easy to read with English translation for all the 10 different varieties of beef Pho.

Pho 10 is located at 10 Ly Quoc Su Street, opposite Nguyen Sinh.

The kitchen windows were fogged up by the steam from the vats and bubbling stock. I can't imagine how hot is it to work inside the enclosed kitchen area.

Limes are often used in Vietnamese dishes to accent the food flavors. Never forget to squeeze an entire wedge of lime into your Pho. 
These serrano chili have a "delayed fuse" as it takes a moment to fully kick in when it hits the palate. Add a few slices of serrano chili if you enjoy spicy Pho. 

Tai Nam (35,000 VND ~ RM5.11) - To avoid over cooking the beef, always order half done beef and submerge any beef that are still pink. This bowl of half done flank beef was flawless. The broth was sweeter than Pho Gia Truyen, but I much preferred the noodles there, as it is silkier than Pho 10. Don't forget to hop over to Nguyen Sinh when you are done with your meal! 


Verdict: TOTALLY SMITTEN


Pho 10 Restauarant
Address: 10 Ly Quoc Su, Hanoi
Tel: 43- 828 4455

16 comments:

  1. no wonder i saw the beef looks a bit red...
    actually i find that their kuew teow is soft and nice...

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    1. I agree with you. Their noodles are much softer and smoother. YUmmy~

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  2. pho must be one of the world's healthiest recipes that includes beef in it. but i think we're all still looking for the place in kl that serves the best pho :D

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    1. You are right, I have not come across any good Pho in K.L.

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    2. I think Pho Hoa is quite authentic. U can check it out at Tropicana City or at the Curve..

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    3. Thanks for the recommendation. Will give it a try when I'm there =D

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  3. Such a great healthy meal for such a little price.

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    1. Yeap and all the ingredients were crazy fresh!

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  4. I am a huge fan of lime in my dishes. Not for all of them. When I have my soupy dish, I would squeeze a slice of lime.

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    1. The tangy flavor is pretty addictive =)

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  5. All your Vietnam posts are making me so excited for our upcoming trip in Nov! Will definitely note down these places you're recommending :)

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    1. There are really a lot of good food there. I'm sure you will enjoy it will Adam! =D

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  6. Are you in Hanoi for holiday pretty? All the food looks appetizing!

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    1. I was at Hanoi for holiday. It was a good break =)

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  7. love the Vietnamese chillies. Such brilliant colours and flavour. I wish they would serve such chillies in the local Vietnamese restaurants.

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    1. YEa.. its kinda hard to find good Vietnamese dishes here.

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