This is like a hot and sour cucumber soup-not a chilled one. The sour cream is optional.
Had an excess of home grown cucumber and found this recipe. Very quick and easy as I had all the ingredients apart from the Coriander. I have a heavy cold and this soup is just what the doctor ordered!! Delicious. - 13 Nov 2010
I had to make some changes because I didn't have lemongrass or chile peppers...added lemon zest and juice of a half of lemon, sprinkled with crushed red pepper and 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper. What an interesting soup! I also added a can of straw mushrooms and 1 thinly sliced carrot. Next time I am going to add coconut milk instead of sour cream to give it more of a thai taste. Adjust the amount of vinegar and heat to your liking. I will make this again! - 01 Dec 2009 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
This was one of few recipies which I could not imagine how the dish would come out until I actually make it...this is a very good sour-spicy soup. Even though I made it only with cucumbers following the recipe, I think I can add other vegetables, like mushrooms and carrots. I will make this again! - 07 Jan 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)