2. Season the juice with the chiles, nam pla, and lime juice. Chill well. (You may prepare the recipe in advance up to this point; refrigerate in a covered container for up to 2 days.)
3. Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning, if necessary. Serve, garnished with the reserved minced cucumber, mint, cilantro, and crabmeat or shrimp, if using.
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