No problem getting a seat here
26 Nguyen Khac Hieu, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
T: (04) 3829 2040
One of numerous pho cuon joints around the junction of Nguyen Khac Hieu and Ngu Xa, on Truc Bach island, Pho Cuon Hung Ben seems to continually expand.
This means there's usually no problem getting a seat. Seating at number 26 is on small stools, whereas 20 metres away you'll find some higher inside seating.
Order pho cuon -- rice noodle wrapped around beef and greens -- and a selection of other pho-and-beef-based dishes, such as pho chien phong (deep fried pho) and pho cuon, with a sweet sauce.
Wash it down with bia Hanoi or cha da.