This popular soup from Vietnam features rice noodles, flavorful soup stock, medium rare slices of beef and fresh herbs.
Bring stock, soy sauce and spices just to boil in large saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 30 minutes. Remove cloves and cinnamon sticks. Return stock to boil.
Cook rice noodles as directed on package. Divide among 4 shallow soup bowls. Cut beef across the grain into thin slices. Divide beef slices, green onions and bean sprouts among the bowls.
Pour boiling stock (about 1 cup) into each bowl. Serve with lime wedges, cilantro and mint.