We admit it, we are Hanoi pho fans. Watch our video to find out why we ditched the free Hanoi hotel breakfasts and ate big bowls of pho instead.
As a married couple visiting Hanoi, we didn’t expect to be doing a walk of shame past the staff at our quaint Old Quarter hotel every morning. However, that’s what it feels like when we snook out of the hotel each morning, ditching the perfectly fine breakfast for big bowls of pho in the city where pho was invented. We know what many of you are thinking: How could you avoid a money saving free breakfast? We’ll tell you how.
Breakfast in Vietnam is prime time for soup, especially for Pho in Hanoi. It’s not uncommon to see droves of locals lining up for bowls of hot beef or chicken broth covering fresh, flat Pho noodles. Probably due to intensely hot afternoons, Vietnamese days rev up early in the morning and it’s not uncommon for a Pho shop to open at 6 am. Add some freshly cooked beef, used to make Pho Bo, or chicken, used to make Pho Ga and you’ll have an extra special eating experience.
So many people, especially lovers of Pho, think they know the ins and outs of the globally popular soup. But there’s a sophisticated history behind Pho and it began, surprisingly, in the early portion of the 20th century with influences that ranged from the Chinese to the French.
We’ve eaten pho in the United States many times, but always for lunch or dinner. Hanoi pho is best when eaten for breakfast. Seriously, could there be a better way to start the day than a bowl filled with savory broth, slow cooked meat and fresh rice noodles???
Hanoi Pho Video
Watch our video to see what it’s like to eat pho for breakfast in Hanoi. Plus, you may learn a thing or two about the popular Hanoi creation.
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