I'm not usually a fan of soups but tried this recipe as a way to use up a surplus of romaine that was given to me (all the other recipes I found here were for salads and we wanted something warm in this chilly weather). I wound up eating three bowls! The flavors seem subtle but the combination really grows on you; I think it's the slight nuttiness of the sauteed vermicelli that really makes it. This one is definitely a keeper! Thanks for posting!!