Vietnamese Pho in different countries around the world 36


Whenever I ask my international friends about which Vietnamese food that they’ve had, they answer firstly “Pho”. Phở or Pho presents as the most well-known Vietnamese traditional food around the world. I love eating Pho and I’ve been trying it in many countries when I travel. Do you want to see how Pho is served in different countries? With help from my friends and from my own experience, I present you pictures and reviews about this delicious cuisine around the world 🙂

 

1. Copenhagen, Denmark

I visited this restaurant not long ago and WOW, they served one of the best Pho I’ve ever had in my life. The broth, the rice noodle, the meat and herb, all created the perfect taste of this dish. At some point, I thought that I was back to my home country, surrounded by my family members, and together enjoyed Pho.

One bowl of Pho cost me 99kr ~ $14.5

I was not surprised when I knew that this restaurant was run by Vietnamese family because the taste was so similar. The restaurant is also on the top when you search about “Where to eat Pho in Copenhagen”

Name of the restaurant: Pho Ha Noi

Address: Vester Farimagsgade 6, 1606 København V

Website: http://www.phohanoi.dk

Open time:

  • Monday – Saturday: 12 – 11 pm
  • Sunday: 3 – 11 pm

Note: When I got there, they asked me if I had reserved the table, I didn’t do that but I still had a seat. Maybe I was lucky. However, to be sure, you can reserve by calling them: (+45) 33 91 18 19

 

2. Tokyo, Japan

In the summer of 2016, I was wandering around Tokyo with my 7-kg-backpack and a super hungry stomach. Even though I already ate tons of sushi and Japanese food, I was still hungry.

After passing by many restaurants, I stopped by a lovely Vietnamese restaurant named Vietnam Garden. I tried their Pho and it was delicious. At that time, there were lots of Japanese and foreigners at the restaurant, but the staffs were really nice and served professionally. I love the design of the restaurant as well.

Pho cost me 800 Yen ~ $7.2

Plus point: The restaurant provided free wi-fi and air-conditioner. I felt like melting already after walking around in the sunny day of June.

Name of the restaurant: Vietnam Garden

Address: Japan, 〒151-0051 Tokyo, 渋谷区Sendagaya, 5 Chome−24−3, NTTドコモアネックスⅠ

Phone: +81 3-3341-9889

Open time: Daily 11:30 am – 3pm, 5 – 10:30 pm

 

3. Paris, France

a) Pho Bida Viet Nam

Because Paris has one of the biggest community of Vietnamese living abroad, I thought it would be nice to try Pho here. I just randomly picked one restaurant to try, and I was happy with my choice.

The portion came big with the decent price. Pho was delicious with yummy broth and fresh vegetable.

The big size cost 9 Euro ~ $9.8

Bad point: The size of the restaurant is pretty small, so it took long time to wait even I just came alone and it was not a peak time. While waiting, I talked to some French people, and they said the restaurant was their favorite. Also, because this place was really crowded, the service was not that good.

Good point: They have home delivery! The price is cheap compared to other Parisian food.

Address: 36-38 Rue nationale, 75013 Paris, France

Phone: +33 1 53 79 01 61

 

b) Song Heng – By Amanda

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” I walked two hours for Pho. It’s so hard to find good Vietnamese food in Europe. The tiniest with lines winding around the block and they only had 2 dishes on the menu – Pho and Bun Bo. So worth the walk.” – This is what she shared with me about this place. It’s worth a try, isn’t it?

 

 

4. Utrecht, Netherlands

I was wandering around Utrecht at the evening of one November day and found this restaurant by chance. I actually came here first because of the bubble milk tea, but finally decided to try other Vietnamese food as well.

The restaurant is quite small, more suitable for takeaway. I don’t remember the price though, but it was affordable compared to an expensive country like Netherlands. Pho was very tasty and enough to make you feel full.


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5. London, England – By Amanda

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Amanda is an Australian/Vietnamese. She was born in Sydney and now living in London for 2 years. To her, Mien Tay in London is the best one. She has been to all the other popular ones in London but Mien Tay is most authentic.

 

6. Ha Noi, Vietnam – By Romix (向旭)

“What do you think about this one?”, I asked.

“Marvelous!I had this for breakfast after a long journey, after that I felt refreshed! The chicken soup is clear, transparent but definitely tasty, and the chicken is well cooked also kept its original taste. And I can actually saw the whole process of making it, looks so simple but I guess it’s difficult. First of all, it’s made of love  “, she answered. 

 

7. Prague, Czech Republic – By Sarah Reichenbach

Sapa, not in Northern rice fields but one of the outskirts of Prague: one of the biggest authentic Vietnamese markets outside of Vietnam. The broth of the Pho is clear, the meat tender, the noodles fresh and the soup is served with tons of herbs! I will go out on a limb here and say it was as good as the ones we had in Vietnam!

 

8. Bratislava, Slovakia – By Martina Bušovská

It is from Bratislava, Slovakia. At Vietnamese bistro/restaurant near my university. They have few variations but this one is my fave. I am eating it often when I want something comforting and not heavy for my stomach. I have never eaten Pho anywhere else though, so I can’t compare but this is very good.

 

 

9. Montreal, Canada – By Chieh-Yi Chou

I had this on the trip to Canada. The restaurant is in China Town in Montreal. Interestingly there are many pho restaurants in “China” Town. In North America, I have been seeing people having Pho with Sriracha, which I seldom do.

 

10. Jakarta, Indonesia – By Krishna Sadhana

We have an entire franchise of Pho restaurants in my country. There’s even one near my apartment in Jakarta. Unfortunately, I didn’t eat there…since my parents would go “You’ve come all the way back to Jakarta just to eat Pho?”, but I will do it next time!


 Pho looks quite different around the world, isn’t it?

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How is Pho like in your country, or somewhere in the world that you’ve tried? Where did you have the best Pho?

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About Ha Truong

Ha is a Vietnamese girl who is currently studying in Copenhagen. With a great passion for travel, she's discovered many countries all over the world. She loves meeting new people, experiences cultures and enjoys delicious cuisine around the world.


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36 thoughts on “Vietnamese Pho in different countries around the world

  • Maggie

    What a cool post! When I think of Vietnamese food, I think of banh mi. Love all these photos and how each nation sticks to the traditional recipe without changing too much.

  • Delaine

    I am ashamed to say this … I like Vietnamese food, however, I’ve never tried Pho … OOPS! I love how you’ve gone around the world experimenting with different kinds of Pho. Your pictures made me almost wanna lick my screen! I must be really missing out on something good here. I know where I’m headed for lunch tomorrow!

  • Jean

    This is pho-nomenal! I love eating pho no matter where in the world I am. These photos have made me so ridiculously hungry now. If I wasn’t about to get on the plane I’d be running off and grabbing some pho.

  • Indrani

    Interesting how you get to taste the same dish in different countries. All same yet different. 🙂
    I will check out if I get this dish in Bangalore India.

  • Tania Mukherjee

    Very insightful article on where to find Pho. I could understand the hunger that a 7 kg weight backpack can build up. I never knew Paris has a big community of Vietnamese living abroad. Thanks for all the information in the post!

  • quirkywanderer

    Its so awesome to know how the same dish can be whipped up differently in different cultures! Haven’t had it ever. Planning a trip to Vietnam soon so absolutely looking forward to have it there! do they have a vegetarian version? 🙂

  • Diana Chen

    Pho is probably one of my all time favorite foods. I had no idea you could find it all over the world. I just got back from Vietnam, where I had pho pretty much for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day, and I haven’t been brave enough to try pho back home again yet. Hopefully I can check out all these places one day!

  • joanna

    I love Pho, I have actually learned how to make it in a cooking class, while I was in Hoi An. I used to eat it all the time when I visited Vietnam, by the side of the road, made on the spot by women. I haven’t tasted it anywhere else in the world but I will definitely check out your recommendation for London, for the next time I’ll be there.

  • natalietanner

    We love PHO!! We have not tried it in different countries but the first thing we move we find a PHO in our new city!! We have moved quite a bit and that is the first restaurant we seek out. Would love to try all these versions during travels.

  • Nicole Anderson

    This just goes to show how popular Pho is all around the world. It also helps that it is not only regarded as tasty but also healthy, especially at a time where so many of us are trying to stay on a healthy diet. What a great post, covering many places for those of us who get around and can enjoy these fabulous recommendations.

  • Arnav Mathur

    Now that I am planning a trip to Vietnam in the coming months, I have come across Pho a lot of times in my research. Am sure, am going to enjoy the Pho in Vietnam, but the fact that one can get genuine tasting Pho around the world is really impressive. Thanks for compiling such a list.

  • gobeyondbounds

    The first thing we get to hear when it’s about the Vietnamese cuisine is Pho. And ever since we have heard so much about it we wanted to try it ourselves whenever we would make a visit to Vietnam. We didn’t know we could even taste it in most other destinations around the world we already visited. We missed it but would bookmark this post to try Pho on our next trip for sure.

  • Global Girl Travels

    All of these vietnamese pho from around the world are so interesting and tempting. I have yet to taste one but I’ve been aching to try. It’s good to know that you can have one wherever in the world you may be. That one in Copenhagen looks so good, but it can be a bit pricey though!

  • Alyssa J

    I LOVE PHO! When I was studying abroad the Vietnamese restaurant in my area was handled by the chinese community, so it didn’t quite taste just as right – and I tried making them myself but failed. Love this posts! The next time I’m traveling around and craving for phos I’ll be sure to stop by!

    • Expatolife

      I tried Pho in a Chinese restaurant recently as well, and the taste was not that good… You just need to make sure it’s authentic restaurant, and Pho will be fine ^^

  • thelifeofasolivagant

    I have never had Pho… i know crazy! I can’t wait to try it in Vietnam and then I will probably need this list so I can try it around the world!