Exotic flavours add pungency and depth to this wintery soup. This is by far the best recipe I have ever invented.
I am giving this delicious soup 5 stars even though I changed it somewhat. Used chicken stock instead of beef as I don't use beef. Did not have enough barley so used half barley and half brown rice, which worked just fine. I used 1 T. of coriander and 1/2 cup of rice wine vinegar, thinking I could add more of each if needed but was so good I stopped at that amount. Great soup, thanks! - 23 Jan 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
This was delicious, all I changed (only b/c of lack of ingredients) was that I added 3 hot Italian Sausages because I only had 10 oz of Turkey and I added 2 1/4 C + 1/4 white vinegar as I didn't have any Chinese Rice Wine. My 4 year old thought it was delicious as well! - 26 Jan 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Yuck. I'm sad that I used so many ingredients. I could only eat a half a bowl. I think it could've been a good soup if the rice wine had been left out. - 14 Sep 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)