Made half the recipe for lunch (I ate one portion, husband ate two). Totally eliminated the water! Who would put water in a soup? And that would be too much liquid, too. I just used the amounts of chicken broth and coconut milk indicated. Added a stalk of lemongrass finely chopped, along with minced ginger and kaffir lime leaves. Don't like canned straw mushrooms, so added some peas and minced red bell pepper. Also used 1/2 TB of green curry paste for just half the amount of other ingredients--so if you actually like strong Thai flavors, you'll want more than the measly tsp. indicated in the recipe. Very filling as a lunch dish--didn't really need anything else.
This was delicious! The depth of flavor was very good. We have a new Asian market in town, so getting the ingredients for a reasonable price was not a problem. Well worth a special trip.