This is an easy to prepare soup that just takes a total of 15 minutes, not counting the time it takes to boil the water for the pasta. It has a Korean influence. You can control the heat by adding less garlic chili sauce and chili or cayenne. You can add a can of clams with its juice if you want more clams in the soup. My family loves this soup on a cold day, though there aren't too many of those days here in L.A.