We love soups and I used to make soups everyday when my DH's late Grandpa lived with us for around 2 years. SO I have made this soup and with great success. MY recipe is more or less the same but I add spinach (i love it) and and cabbage and not the bamboo shoots. (will try it now) I even have used bean sprouts. Keep changing the combination of vegetables depending on what's available. Garnish with burnt (browned in oil and patted dry) garlic and chopped cilantro for a change.