Super rich, creamy, delicious and warmed the belly immediately. Rosemary seems to work very well with the curry. Awesome fall or winter soup on a cold day. I added a few drops of sesame oil which kicked up the richness a notch. Also I omitted the arame (didn't know what it is). Also I used vegetable stock instead of plain water which added some extra salt so I used a bit less soy sauce. Was worried about the raw garlic being overpowering but it turned out perfect (although I do love garlic and used a massive clove :) If you are not a fan of garlic just leave it out and enjoy.