Simple, quick and cold. This seems like the perfect hot summer lunch or light dinner! This is so easy to "jazz up" with toppings on the side. Poached and chilled shrimp, cilantro, thinly sliced cucumbers, ginger; just serve on the side and let guests add what they like! From Mark Bittman's The Best Recipes in the World. Mark's note: If you want to significantly speed up an already fast dish, skip the dried shrimp and sugar.