Recipe: Asian Broth

If you love cooking Asian at home, bookmark this recipe as one you’ll be referring to time and again.

Swirling with a fragrant hit of kaffir lime leaves, galangal and star anise, this vegetarian Asian broth by home chef Karishma Mehta – a.k.a. BowledOverByKari – is a flavour-packed base for all your favourite soupy dishes from noodle soup, wanton soup to of course, nourishing bowls of ramen!


  • 1 tbsp ginger/ galangal slices
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 bunch of spring onion leaves
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 8-10 shitake mushrooms
  • handful of lemon grass
  • 3-5 kafir lime leaves
  • 2-5 dried red chillies (add more depending on the spice you need)
  • 2-3 star anise
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp brown sugar or sugar
  • 8 cups of water
  • Salt to taste


In a large pot, add all the ingredients including the water. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat and let the broth simmer for 30-35 minutes. Strain the broth and store in an air tight container

This broth makes for a great base for soupy dishes such as noodle soup, clear vegetable soup, wonton soup and of course, ramen!

About Karishma Mehta:

Former lawyer turned home chef Karishma Mehta loves making colourful vegetarian and vegan bowls at home. Follow her culinary adventures and easy-to-follow recipes @BowledOverbyKari

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