Pho Thin Lo Duc
13 Lo Duc, Hai Ba Trung
Okay, we know. This is not pho bo chin. But Pho Thin is so good that we decided we couldn’t leave it out. The difference here is the preparation of the meat. Stir-fried with garlic it is added to the noodles before the broth is poured over the top. This seemingly minor difference transforms the flavour, creating a different dining experience. The shreds of meat are aromatic and blended with fresh green onions. The stir-fried beef makes the broth rich and sweet, yet a bit fattier. Condiments here include fresh lime, pickled chillies and home-made chilli sauce. The quay tastes amazing after being soaked up in the rich broth. For such a big bowl of meat, the prices here are very reasonable.
The overall taste of the pho bo at Pho Thin is so good that it can more than hold its own against its more traditional competitors elsewhere.