Ho Chi Minh.
Dusty, noisy, humid, overcrowded…
People complain it’s just another 3rd world developing city with no soul and blah blah blah… But here in the heart of the city, in true greedy girl style… I found love – in a bowl of noodles – actually lots of bowls of noodles.
Pho is the something I MUST MUST MUST have in HCM. And I only have it at one place – Huong Binh (The place of experienced person – it says on their card). This little shop at 148 Vo Thi Sau – Dist 3 (not too far from Dist 1) has THE best pho ga IN THE WORLD.
The broth is clear and delicate but tasty. And with a liberal sprinkling of aromoatic spring onions, the mouth-wateringly pungent saw-toothed herb (a member of the cilantro family) and Vietnamese basil, it makes a heady conconction of meaty heartiness and refreshing crunch.
Of course there’s pho bo for beef lovers too, and the most KICK ASS drip coffee I have ever tasted EVER! It’s a thick, caffeinated kick in the head, dripped into creamy sweet condensed milk. One sip is enough seduce your tongue and make your mouth forget any other coffee you’ve ever had! Huong Binh makes their own special blend of Arabica, Java and Cherry beans and roasts it in butter. Beats all other cafe sua da (iced dripped coffee) in HCM I reckon.
This place is a MUST visit! If you only have time to do one thing, forget the Kuchi tunnels and head here!
Here are some other Fun with Pho photos we took of the 2nd meal in our first hour in HCM…