Hanoi Old Quarter is the beating heart of the city, with more than 2000 years of history and development. This is where you will find the most authentic Vietnamese food and family owned restaurant. At Pho Gia Truyen, you will only have 2 opportunities a day to get hooked: at breakfast or at brunch. By noon, everything will be sold out!
The fixtures of the restaurant was rather old and tired, with tiny wooden stools and communal tables filling up the empty space. This may not be the most hygienic stall in Hanoi, but it sure does live up to its culinary standard.
The kitchen area
Diners are required to order, pay and collect their Pho at the counter - It is 100% self service.
There are 3 different varieties of Pho to choose from:
Tai Nam (45,000 VND) - Rare steak and flank
Tai (40,000 VND) - Rare steak
Chin (35,000 VND) - Well done steak
Tai Nam (45,000 VND ~ RM6.50) - The broth was clean and simple with a subtle undertones of complex flavors. The rice noodles was silky soft, unlike any other noodles I have tried before. The thinly sliced beef was accompanied by a generous amount of green onions and coriander leaves. The broth was fragrant and sweet, derived from the richness of the beef bones. Be sure to add some vinegar, red chili and hot sauce for extra flavoring!
This national dish was truly delicious and heart warming. I heart pho!
Verdict: TOTALLY SMITTEN
Pho Gia Truyen (Pho 49 Bat Dan)
Address: 49 Bat Dan St. , Hanoi, Vietnam
Operating Hours: 7am to 11am