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Eating pho in Hanoi can be exhausting. You have to use a spoon and chopsticks, 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.
We journeyed to Hanoi’s Truc Bach neighborhood to eat this unique Vietnamese dish and its kissing cousin – Pho Chien Phong. 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.
Phở Cuốn Hương Sơn is located at 19 Ngũ Xã, Trúc Bách, Tây Hồ, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Pho Cuon in Hanoi Video
Watch our YouTube video to see what it’s like to eat Pho Cuon in Hanoi.
Plan Your Hanoi Stay
Get a Vietnam Visa
Don’t get stuck at the border when you travel to Vietnam!
We’ve personally used Vietnam-Visa three times to secure Vietnam visas and have been happy with their convenience and service.
Stay Connected in Hanoi
You’ll want WiFi on the go for mapping, ordering Grab cars, translating menus and posting Instagram stories.
One option is to pre-order a pocket WiFi unit that you can pick up at your Hanoi hotel and use all over Vietnam.
This is a great option if your mobile phone is locked and you want to stay connected. Otherwise, you can purchase a SIM card upon arrival in Hanoi.
About the Authors
Daryl & Mindi Hirsch
Saveur Magazine’s BEST TRAVEL BLOG award winners Daryl and Mindi Hirsch share their culinary travel experiences and recipes on the 2foodtrippers website and YouTube. The married Food and Travel content creators live in Lisbon, Portugal.