Hanoi noodle soup – pho Hanoi the most internationally well known Vietnamese dishes, and it is frequently served in Vietnamese restaurants around the world. This is a dish that defines Hanoi special foods.
Pho are rice noodles, which are thicker than rice vermicelli, and they are served in either beef broth or chicken broth (pho bo means beef pho). This hearty dish would not be complete without a large bunch of crunchy spring onions and freshly chopped cilantro on top. According to Vietnamese tradition, spring onions are good for your immune system.
Chicken pho is lighter than beef pho, and it is a natural remedy for a common cold. Similar to beef pho, it is usually served with chopped spring onions, coriander, onion slices and also quẩy, deep-fried flour-based snacks that are crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside.
Pho Hanoi has the special flavor of the broth stewed with marrow bones, the savour of boiled beef. The broth must be clear, the rice noodle must be thin and tender. The colours of the ingredients form a nice colourful picture. Mixed with boiling hot stock, it provoke your senses, makes you feel as if you are enjoying the beauty of nature.