WOW! Ok, I'm new to this soup, but what an introduction! The best way I can think to categorize this cuisine would be French/Asian Fusion. I love cilantro -- my husband is unfortunate enough to possess enzymes that render cilantro "soapy tasting" -- and despite the recipe title, the result here is mild. And rich, but not over-the-top rich, if you follow. If you don't follow, get in line! Oops, sorry. Anyway, try this. I insist. Times are estimated since it always takes me WAAAAY longer to do anything than a normal person.