Pho Cuon in Hanoi

Pho Cuon in Hanoi

In Videos, Vietnam by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch11 Comments

Pho Cuon is a popular street food in Hanoi, Vietnam. We journeyed to Hanoi’s Truc Bach neighborhood to eat this dish and its kissing cousin – Pho Chien Phong. Not familiar with Pho Cuon and Pho Chien Phong? Watch our video to see what they’re all about.

Pho Cuon is a popular street food in Hanoi, Vietnam. Translating to noodle roll, Pho Cuon are big rice noodles wrapped around beef and fresh herbs.
Pho Cuon in Hanoi

Pho Cuon

Eating pho can be exhausting. You have to use a spoon and chop sticks, and then there’s the slurping. So much slurping. Don’t get us wrong, we adore pho. It’s just that sometimes we’re lazy and want to eat with our hands. Thankfully, we discovered Pho Cuon in Hanoi.

Pho Cuon translates to noodle roll, which makes sense since each Pho Cuon is a big rice noodle rolled around beef and green herbs like cilantro and basil. For the equivalent of US $2, we got a heaping plate. We dipped each roll in a bowl of Nuoc Cham, a sweet dipping sauce with a fish sauce base and flavors like sugar, vinegar and chili.

Pho Chien Phong Pho Cuon in Hanoi

Pho Chien Phong

Most restaurants in the Truc Bach neighborhood also serve Pho Chien Phong, little pillows of yumminess. Technically, Pho Chien Phong are deep fried square rice noodles served over a gravy and topped with beef and sauteed green herbs. But we prefer to think of them as little pillows of yumminess.

Pho Cuon in Hanoi Video

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Phở Cuốn Hương Sơn is located at 19 Ngũ Xã, Trúc Bách , Tây Hồ, Hanoi, Vietnam.


  1. I remember the crazy traffic. It was terrifying.

    The food looks awesome. I can’t wait to see what you do next.

  2. I’ll be traveling soon to Hanoi, and thanks to your great post, my experience there now will include eating Pho Cuon! Can’t wait. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Pho Cuon looks awesome. You must have enjoyed the experience. “Little pillows of yumminess”, thats a great name and aptly suits the dish. The video is also nice.

  4. This looks delicious ! would love to eat this and experience those flavours and that dipping sauce.

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      Let’s put it this way, you can’t cross the street on autopilot.

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      Pho Chien Phong is one of the dishes from Hanoi that no one talks about but that everyone should know about.

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