Pho Ga (Vietnamese chicken noodle soup), another best dish beside Pho Bo

Pho Ga: Another emblematic breakfast item of Vietnam

Many people believe that Pho Bo (Vietnamese beef noodle soup) is a typical noodle dish of Hanoi. Nguyen Tuan – a Vietnamese writer wrote a great work to praise Pho Bo, showing how the sweetness of the water it uses, how soft the beef is, all components combine with the green onions to create a bowl of Pho Bo.

In terms of eating Pho Bo, some people chose Pho Ga (Vietnamese chicken noodle soup) for their breakfast and of course, Pho Ga has something special out of its beloved cousin, Pho Bo.


A bowl of Pho Ga contains soft slippery pho noodles, sliced free-range chicken meat, and light broth. The distinctive feature which makes Pho Ga different from Pho Bo is the sweet broth.

According to some Vietnamese food connoisseur, the broth made from chicken bones is always sweeter than the noodle soup cooked with beef bone or pork bone. That’s why after enjoying a huge bowl, you won’t feel overloaded.

How to cook a delicious Pho Ga bowl with an authentic taste?

If you have an intention to cook your own bowl of Pho Ga, these tips could be useful by hook or crook.

The most important feature is the broth. It must be clear and flavorful with a golden color extract from chickens after being stew. The sweetness from the simmering chicken bones come what may create good taste, so you shouldn’t add sugar to season the broth.

Attached ingredients are also important. Vietnamese people often eat Pho Ga with ginger and spices, but these added spices are based on the taste of each person.

Second, you need to pay attention to the meat. The chicken meat should be tender and clammy. It must still keep the right amount of firmness – a feature that the meat is just cooked through. To have an authentic Pho Ga, there is no place for overcooked, fall-off-the-bone and flavorless chicken meat.

Where to eat the best Pho Ga in Hanoi?

Whether you’re a native Vietnamese or foreigners, you should try a bowl of Pho Ga in this top list, at least once in your life.

1. Pho ga Hang Dieu

  • Address: 45 Hang Dieu, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Hours: 20:00 – 00:00
  • Prices: 35.000 – 100.000 VND/bowl

2. Pho Ha – Hang Hom

  • Address: 15 Hang Hom, Hang Gai, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Hours: 18:00 – 23:00
  • Prices: 30.000 – 44.000 VND/bowl

3. Pho Ga Quan Thanh

  • Address: 42 Quan Thanh, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
  • Hours: 06:30 – 21:30
  • Prices: 25.000 – 44.000 VND/bowl

4. Pho Ban

  • Address: 172 Ton Duc Thang, Dong Da Distric, Hanoi
  • Hours: 07:00 – 23:30
  • Prices: 35.000 – 110.000 VND/bowl

5. Pho Nguyet

  • Address: 5 Phu Doan, Hanoi
  • Hours: 6:00 – 10:00 / 17:00 – 18:00
  • Prices: 35.000 – 50.000 VND/bowl

6. Pho Lam

  • Address: 07 Nam Ngu, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
  • Hours: 07:00 – 20:00
  • Prices: 35.000 – 50.000 VND/bowl

7. Pho Ga Cham

  • Address: 64 – 68 Yen Ninh, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
  • Hours: 07:00 – 10:00
  • Prices: 50.000 – 100.000 VND/bowl

8. Pho Do Gia

  • Addressỉ: 09 Nguyen Dinh Thi, Nhat Tan group, Tay Ho District, Hanoi
  • Hours: 08:00 – 20:00
  • Prices: 35.000 – 45.000 đồng/suất

9. Pho Ga co Loi

  • Address: Quan Thanh, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
  • Hours: 6:00 – 15:00
  • Prices: 30.000 – 35.000 VND/bowl

10. Pho 26

  • Address: 26 Luong Van Can, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Hours: 18:00 – 23:59
  • Prices: 30.000 – 50.000 VND/bowl