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Pho Cuon in Hanoi Vietnam

Pho Cuon in Hanoi

In Food Travel, Vietnam by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch12 Comments

Not familiar with the Hanoi Vietnam dishes known as Pho Cuon and Pho Chien Phong? Watch our video to see what they’re all about.

Pho Cuon in Hanoi Vietnam

Pho Cuon

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.

Pho Chien Phong Pho Cuon in Hanoi Vietnam

Pho Chien Phong

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.

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Saveur Magazine's BEST TRAVEL BLOG award winners Daryl and Mindi Hirsch share their culinary travel experiences on the 2foodtrippers website and YouTube. The married Food and Travel content creators live in Lisbon, Portugal.

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

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

  2. First time I’ve heard of Pho Cuon, sounds like a case of interesting eating combinations hahaha! Sounds delicious though and would love to try it.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

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

  6. Thanks for leaving us hungry and craving Vietnamese food in Thailand….I thought we were friends?!

    1. Author

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

  7. Haha! “little pillows of yumminess” I love it! They look delicious!

    1. Author

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

  8. I love the idea of “little pillows”, those can give me sweet dreams. Yummy! Can’t wait to see next videos 😉

  9. It’s interesting that you tried Pho Cuon. It’s rare that a traveller find out and try this delicious dish! :))
    I love both Pho Cuon and Pho Chien Phong, their taste is mouthwatering and unique.

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