Haha!! One of my new favorite pantry items is this soup starter. In the starter, I simmered some fresh shitake mushrooms, baby bok choy, and shredded carrots. After the veggies were tender and it had been transferred into my famous white bowl, the real fun began! I added dry fried tofu (a technique I learned from AFR) mung bean sprouts, red jalapeño slices, paper thin white onion slices, tons of cilantro, mint, a squirt of lime, a few dots of Sriracha (aka Cock Sauce) and a drizzle of hoisin. Phew! It sounds like a lot, but to me, each of these ingredients are essential. I need a fork and spoon to eat this, I don't know how people use just chopsticks!