Pho Bo Cu Chieu
48 Hang Dong, Hoan Kiem
VND45,000 to VND60,000
Another pho bo joint serving up a broth with a strong emphasis on fish sauce. But instead of tasting salty, the broth has a clean flavour and a fragrant aroma. The meat is rich and tender, and there is a nice selection of fatty meat for those who are so inclined. Like Pho Gia Truyen Bat Dan, this place doesn’t offer up lime as a condiment. Said Shay, “When they choose not to offer lime on the table, it means they are confident that their broth is already great and it does not need any lime to bolster the taste. It’s kind of a statement.”
The joint is small yet not always crowded, so it never feels cramped here. The condiments are a bit limited and the quay is not crispy, although the price is acceptable and the service is friendly.