Bun Bo Hue is one of my favorite foods and I probably eat it every other day or so. I usually go down to a little family owned shop on Bui Thi Xuan (pronounced similar to "booty swan"). I go there often enough that they no longer ask me what I want, they just assume it's Bun Bo Hue and a Saigon beer. The soup starts with a broth that sits simmering all day long in large cauldrons. It is flavored with a mix of spices and herbs, and because it is from the city of Hue it is usually made very spicy. To make it one starts with a bowl of rice noodles, then adds cuts of beef, chives, pepper, and a hunk of liver. Add to this the broth that has been simmering all day for however long a family has been handing down their recipe. After this it is up to the patron to decide how to finish off their meal. I usually add shredded lettuce, some fermented red pepper, and a bit of lime juice. It's designed to be a full meal in a bowl, carbs, veggies, and meat altogether. This cost me about 15,000VND, less than a dollar. This is dinner most nights.