I had a tough time rating this. I made this the first time as written (but used sesame oil in place of peanut because I knew it woul be bland), and it was ok, but just ok. It was screaming for more flavor. The second time, I made this with (again) the sesame oil, and used chicken broth in place of the water. I also added 3 chopped scallions, garlic, grated ginger, a splash of soy sauce and a pinch of crushed red pepper. It was excellent and still not that much more effort! I do like the note in srep 4 about adding some cellophane noodles, but even with adding the noodles, I still feeel that the base of the soup needs to be more flavorful, because as written, it's bland. Thanx, though. It was a fun soup to play with!