Episode 22: Basic Vegetarian Broth

*Note that recipe is from an authentic mom, so unfortunately we do not have exact measurements!*


  • 1 large pot of water
  • Carrots
  • Chayote
  • Daikon
  • Cabbage
  • Apples (for sweetness
  • Pineapples (for sweetness)
  • Nappa cabbage (this is different from regular cabbage)
  • A little bit of celery (not too much)
  • A little bit of salt
  • A little bit of rock candy (not too much)
  • A llittle bit of natural mushroom seasoning
  • Mushrooms
  • Bean sprouts
  • Noodles


  • Skin the carrots
  • Bring the large pot of water to a boil
  • Add in all the fruit and vegetables and a little bit of salt
  • Reduce the heat to a simmer
  • Simmer for at least 2-3 hours
  • Strain the broth and throw away all the vegetables
  • If more sweetness desired, add a little bit of rock candy to the broth
  • If more flavor desired, add a little bit of natural mushroom seasoning
  • Prepare desired noodles by dipping them briefly in boiling water
  • Put noodles in a bowl
  • Add mushrooms, bean sprouts, and any other desired vegetables
  • Add any extras like green onions, fried scallions, or a little bit of sesame oil
  • Ladle the broth into the bowl and serve hot.