Lower to a simmer. Stir frequently until bouillon is dissolved.
Add rest of ingredients(cut crabmeat into chunks) except scallions, lime and optional ingredients.
Simmer for another 20 minutes. Remove from heat, add scallion whites and let stand another 15 minutes, covered before serving.
In soup bowls, place either rice or noodles, add soup and a splash of lime.
Garnish with scallion greens and enjoy!
This reheats nicely so can be made early in the day. It also can be frozen without the rice or noodles. Add rice or noodles when reheating.
Please do not add salt or soy sauce while cooking as the bouillon cubes already contain sodium.
**If you are lucky enough to have fresh uncooked shrimp shells available(I save and freeze them), crush them into a paste with a bit of water and use them in place of bouillon. Taste after fifteen minutes of simmering, adding 1 tbls soy sauce & then add one or two bouillon cubes as needed.
**Fish balls are about one inch balls made from fish,seasonings. There are many different types to choose from.