Reprinted with permission from Neighborhood, by Hetty McKinnon (Roost Books, 2017). Don’t skip charring the onions and ginger, which lends a signature smoky umami to the broth.
Five-spice tofu is a delicious, dried tofu that is savory and chewier than what you typically find. Find it in a Chinese supermarket, or look for “baked tofu” in some specialty grocery stores. I found baked tofu at Sprouts.
If you aren’t vegetarian, a little shredded chicken would go perfectly in this, too.