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A good soup, and a meal in itself. I used smoked turkey necks instead of ham hocks, and instead of adding pork I doubled the amount of beef sirloin. I used half the amount of noodles, and this still made way more than four servings... but I like having leftovers anyway. The fresh herbs and sprouts really are what this soup is all about- it's not nearly as good without them.

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rpgaymer May 07, 2014

Very excellent...although you'll probably hate me for what I did with it. I didn't have any ham hocks, so I used a smoked turkey leg, which tastes enough like ham to make the transition. Omitted the beef, because I had enough pork sirloin, and didn't want that much meat. (Besides, this was a last minute deal, and I didn't have any beef thawed.) I also put in twice of everything on the seasonings, except the salt, cause that shrimp paste and fish sauce are salty enough. I also added some soy sauce. Please don't feel badly, I double the seasonings on almost every recipe I've ever used. And I put soy sauce in almost everything.

I do appreciate you posting the basic recipe, however...I was able to work with that to suit my tastes.

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Sage0925 September 29, 2011

Awesome combination of flavours, this recipe is defnitely for more than 6 servings, probably closer to 12.

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Wusthoff Chef April 04, 2007

my favorite food too

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A Graham January 10, 2007
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