My mother is a huge soup person so I will dedicate this attempt at cooking to her.
Start with less consomme powder, you can always add more. Too little is better than too much Wait until it starts to really cool down and add some more if you need it. That’s when you can actually taste the soup!
You cannot get enough cilantro. I added two big bunches (one in the beginning- whole stems and one at the end- more finely chopped) and I could use more. But I love the stuff. I’m sure some other fresh herb would do…parsley? Some crazy people seem to think that cilantro tastes like soap.
Squeeze a bit of fresh lime right in when you serve yourself a bowl. Helps with your cold as well.
Add more vegetables. More of all. And cho-cho would have been delish. A few cloves of crush garlic probably would not hurt.