This is actually a creation from the south but a huge fan base in Hanoi.
This bowl is a meal in itself, starting at the bottom with a bed of lettuce leaves, some herb greenery and papaya slices; next comes the stir fried beef with bean sprouts and onions. A ladle of broth is poured on and then peanuts and fried shallots are sprinkled on top.
Freshly squeeze over some lime juice and the broth that is also served as the grand finale !!
The amazing mix of hot and cold, different textures and tastes makes this a tasty and satisfying dish.