Beef noodle soup is considered a national dish in Taiwan, so much that it has an annual festival devoted to the dish. Beef noodle soup is made of stewed or red braised beef, beef broth, vegetables and Chinese noodles. Use boneless beef shank for authentic texture. Otherwise, settle for well-marbled beef chuck stew meat, which will be just as flavorful.
Every year the city of Taipei holds an annual Beef Noodle Festival, where various chefs and restaurants compete for the "best beef noodle" title in Taiwan.