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You can have pho everywhere in Vietnam, but it is almost a cult in Hanoi This full and balanced meal in a bowl will cost you less than US$1. In the north the people eat it at any time of day or night, while in the south (the southern variety comes with a lot more DIY herbs and sauces) it's popular for breakfast. It is artistry, practicality and economy. Pho comes in two varieties: chicken (pho ga or beef (pho bo).