Pho Hoa: "The Best Pho in HCMC" Top 5 Page for this destination Pho Hao Tip by bpacker

Pho Hao, Ho Chi Minh City: 11 reviews and 23 photos

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by bpacker

Well before you wonder what the hell pho is(say "fur") , it is a thin and white long thing, the most delicious noodle in the whole of Vietnam. This place is listed in Patricia Schultz's "1000 places to see before you die" so it's practically an instituition.

In all my 4D in HCMC, I've tried pho from street stalls to fine-dining establishments. The best, IMHO, is found at PHO HOA (say 'fur hua' ). The shop is tucked away quietly in Pasteur St and it can be quite difficult to find unless you hijack a cab (well,hunger drives you crazy sometimes ). Upon reaching, you should see a shop crammed with locals eating at all hours of the day ( see photo ) .

Favorite Dish: Choose a table and order PHO BO (say fur boar) or beef noodles. This is their specialty and it's way better than their chicken noodles (pho ga).

What makes their PHO BO good? Well for one , the beef is tender and the soup naturally flavourful unlike the msg-laden crap you find elsewhere. No names here but sometimes you shouldn't believe in celebrity endorsement.

To see more delicious picture of Vietnamese food, click on b'packer's hcmc page

Address: 260C Pasteur
Price Comparison: least expensive
Directions: Write down the address and show it to your cab driver. No point trying to say Pasteur in a Vietnamese accent.
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 5
Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 21, 2004
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