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Simple and Clean Asian Soup Broth

A nice clean flavoured and healthy broth for your Asian-inspired soups.

What You Will Need

  • Small pot
  • Good sharp knife
  • 10 mins of your life


  • 2 cups / 500 ml broth (or just water)
  • 2 garlic cloves , sliced
  • 1 cm piece of ginger, sliced 
  • 1 chive, separate the white and green parts
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce 
  • 1 tsp sugar (any)
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar or rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp salt  (more or less to taste)


  • Add Oil , garlic, ginger and chive whites to pot
  • Turn heat on to medium and allow seasonings to saute for 2 minutes
  • add water and allow to come to a low boil
  • add soy sauce, sugar, vinegar and salt
  • let simmer for 5 mins
  • Remove sliced ginger, garlic and chive whites
  • Use chive greens to garnish when serving


Chicken stock is optional, but makes for a richer flavour, but be careful as most store broth is high in salt.

Cut garlic and ginger in thin but large slices so you can remove them easily after.

Makes enough for 2 servings

Crushed chili flakes available in most groceries if you want to add some spice, add after removing ginger and garlic.