I love this soup, especially because of the combination of herbs and the texture of the fresh bean sprouts. I would not make chicken soup any other way.
Just ok, unfortunately. I love pho and thought this would be great, but the flavors just didn't come together. If I redid this one I would saute the shallots, garlic, ginger, etc before adding the broth. The raw-ish pieces of ginger definitely did not work. Some hoisin sauce would have really helped, too.