Pho is a specialty of the North. It is thought that it only appeared in Saigon in the years 1951-1952. At the same time with two A Dao theaters, one in Monceau and one in Dai Dong. Both of these things are very strange to Saigon old people. Moreover, people just like rice vermicelli, wonton, rice cake…Saigon Pho.
Having to wait until after 1954. Pho really made a leap from North to South. Saigon’s delicious pho restaurants were numerous at the time, but the most favored people were only four or five shops. Including Pho Minh Minh in the Casino alley.
5 famous Pho restaurants for nearly 50 years in Saigon
1. Pho Dau
Saigon people like North Pho, so many restaurant, even though they have been in the South for many years, still hold the North to satisfy their customers. Talking about the “True North Style” restautant in Saigon, gourmets will immediately think of Pho Dau near Nguyen Van Troi bridge.
2. Pho Hoa
If Rooster pho is a favorite North Pho restaurant in Saigon, Pho Hoa is the most popular Pho restaurant. From the time of the official opening of the shop, Pho Hoa has been less than 50 years, but by the Pho Hoa car, who has handed over the craft to the present owner family, sold it before 1975. Moreover, it should mention the famous old Pho restaurant. Saigon cannot be without pho Hoa.
3. Pho Minh
Also located on the busy road of Pasteur, Pho Minh is different from Pho Hoa. In the middle of bustling Saigon, this 60-year-old noodle shop remains calm as if the vibrant life outside doesn’t touch the bar. Moreover, the small shop is located in a small alley (alley 63), if you don’t know, it will be easy to pass.
4. Pho Cao Van
Speaking of Pho Cao Van (25 Mac Dinh Chi, District 1), the patrons of the restaurant will remember immediately to the elderly 90-year-old who collected money at the corner of the shop. Moreover, that is the boss Tran Van Phon. From pho car in Hanoi, then Pho for street vendors in Saigon, after opening a restaurant on Tran Cao Van street (1952).
5. Pho Le
Finally, among the famous pho noodle shops in the North, Pho Le in the Southern style is especially loved by Saigon people. It is also one of the rare Pho restaurants that is rated clean and luxurious (compared to the famous Pho noodle shops) and crowded from morning to night.
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