where: Tây Hồ (116 đường Nước Phần Lan)

price: 25k VND

meals open: breakfast

setting: local joint

group-friendly: no

stand-out plates: the obvious, bánh cuốn

hot tip: the pour-your-own broth is located in the thermos placed on the table

The morning rush may look like you're in a for a long wait, but service is surprisingly quick at the this tiny, tucked-away spot. Enjoy watching the bustle of the morning street market while enjoying a beautifully textured bánh cuốn.

verdict: Consistently delicious and quick service make this spot a definite yes.