Serves 2 (or 1 hungry person!)
2 vegetable bouillon cubes
1 knob of fresh ginger, peeled and grated (to make about 2 tsp.)
1 tomato, seeded and diced
3 drops of Tabasco or other hot pepper sauce
Half a green onion (scallion), chopped
Fresh ground pepper
Put 3 cups of water in a pot with all of the other ingredients but the ground pepper. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 20 minutes. Just before serving, grind the pepper on top.
I like the recipe as is, but you can play around with it and add other ingredients to suit your taste.