Enhance any seitan recipe by using a flavorful broth in place of water, or use the broth for simmering (or both!). Beginning with the broth base, add the ingredients for either a chickun, beaf, or porq-style broth to suit your recipe needs.
In a large pot, add all of the ingredients for the Broth Base. Then, depending on the type of broth you'd like to make, add in either the ingredients for the Chickun, Beaf, or Porq variation. Bring the ingredients to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for at least an hour.
Allow to come to room temperature and strain the broth through a fine strainer. Store in the fridge for about a week, or freeze (I typically make double batches and freeze in soup containers) for several months.