(25 Hàng Giầy, Hàng Buồm, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội)
If you're ever in Hanoi, a good bet would be to start your evening inebriations with a visit to King Pirates and drink a gin tonic with Madame Thu. Her heavy pours will soon have you hankering for a bowl of loving Pho, and as luck would have it, 40 meters down the road is Pho Vui.
A tiny, slightly rough around the edges, place guaranteed to put a smile on your face with the rich broth, tender meat, perfect noodles and condiments, and all for a fraction of the price of most tourist traps. This is a definite hole-in-the-wall discovery that you'll keep going back to.