We loved this! If you want it spicy, leave some of the seeds of the chiles in. The cabbage blends into this soup. Try whatever veggies you like in it. I like to eat the pieces of ginger and lemon grass, but some people might set them aside in their bowl. The lime leaves have a unique and delicious flavor, but if you can't find them, you could try making it with lime zest. If you don't like scallops, shrimp would probably be a good substitute. Based on a Ming Tsai recipe.