Phyllis, this is for you. I hope you like it. Thanks to you, this is the first post ever since we moved back to the US. Compared to my first attempt of beef noodle soup posted back in July 2007, the recipe definitely has improved over the years. I don't exactly measure everything... so it's all my estimate. You can adjust the spices/ flavor to your like.
Add spices bag (from Taiwan, I think 99 Ranch has it) and soy sauce to taste. Bring the soup to boil then turn to low heat for soup to simmer for 3 hours until the meats are tender. Scoop foam up if there is any.
Side dish - sour mustard
Mice garlic and julian the sour muster vegetable.