Bún bò Huế is a popular Vietnamese soup containing rice vermicelli (bún) and beef (bò). Huế is a city in central Vietnam known for their cooking style of the former royal court. The soup is admired for its balance of spicy, sour, salty and sweet flavors along with the predominant flavor of lemongrass. Compared to pho or bun rieu, the noodles are thicker and round. The dish includes thin slices of marinated and boiled beef shank, pig’s knuckles, and sliced Vietnamese ham.