How can I put together an asian inspired broth to put dumplings in, using things I can find in the cupboard?
I have spices, garlic, veg stock cubes etc.
I've been eating the dumplings fried and could do without so much grease.
Will be nice to have on the cold winter evenings coming up
If you don't have all those whole spices, just use as many as you do have. The star anise is really what's going to lend the flavor you're probably looking for when you say, "Asian inspired."