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Northern Noodle Pho Cao Van – Saigon Street Food you should try 

What to eat in District 1? 


Are you travelling to Saigon and look for special bowl of Pho? NO need to go anywhere that far, right in District 1 and try the most popular and oldest special bowl of Pho right here. 


( Cao Van Pho on a busy morning)


Cao Van Pho restaurant (Mac Dinh Chi Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City) was opened by Mr. Tran Van Phon in 1947, has a history of more than 70 years and is loved by many Saigon diners. After Mr. Phon passed away last year, the business was taken over by his youngest son, Mr. Tran Van Phung (40 years old).


Mr Phung ( son of Mr Phon ) is preparing Pho for guests


What to eat in District 1? 

Mr. Phon alone moved to Saigon to start a business in 1947. He made a living by selling pho – a typical dish of the North. In the 1960s and 1970s, Cao Van Pho was famous in Saigon. “The business period is favorable, every day the shop sells more than 400 kg of pho noodles, nearly 700 kg of beef. Tables and chairs for customers are spread all the way to the sidewalk in front of the house, around to the alley next to it and then to the street behind the shop. Staff have to call each other by walkie-talkie to let the kitchen know what the guest chooses.”


( the bowl of Cao Van Pho look like)

This Cao Van Pho restaurant still welcomes many customers who love the taste of Northern Pho every day, still quietly making its mark every day amidst the countless new noodle shops, amidst the development of bustling life and luxury in Saigon. The Pho here has a bar broth, not much fat, but it is very rich, so you must be a real lover of Pho Bac to fully enjoy the flavors of this pho. With many years of experience and unique recipes, all have created a flavor of Pho Cao Van that has captivated many diners over the years. Jackfruit Vietnam adventure cycling tour lists this Pho noodle shop as one of our favorite choices. 


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