Phở, the beef noodle soup with big flat noodles, is a Vietnamese signature dish. You can have a good bowl of phở on almost any street in Ho Chi Minh City, but Phở Hoà is outstanding with their big bowls of delicious phở.
Phở Hoà has been open for over 50 years and it is the most famous phở place in HCMC. It is famous among tourists, expatriates and locals alike. A bowl of Phở is 55,000đ, and you can find cheaper phở in HCMC but Phở Hoà is worth the money.
The restaurant is located in a big house with two spacious floors which are always packed during breakfast, lunch and late at night. Phở Hoà is a good sample of phở with a Southern Vietnamese taste as it is very different from phở from the North. As a side dish, you can pick beef balls with soup and they are also good at making drinks. Their juices are nice and there are many options to choose from. You can dip some “bánh cháo quẩy” (fried breadsticks) into your phở.
Phở Hoà is not a fancy restaurant, it is a place where you come and eat the phở and leave. However, the staff is very quick and professional, they always get your order right and are quite polite. I highly recommend Phở Hoà if you wish to try phở in HCMC.