Vietnamese curry is not as heat intensive as Indian or Thai, but is more aromatic and subtle. Do not omit basil, this really does make the difference. Have also substituted skim evaporated milk with a few drops of coconut essence instead of coconut milk. Traditionally served with rice vermicelli.
This is an adaption from a couple of different recipes and has become a favourite of ours. I use skim evaporated milk with a couple of drops of coconut essence instead of coconut milk. This is a warming healthy soup, with lots of spicy flavour.