In a medium size pot, heat oil and saute garlic until fragrant. Then add onion and saute until soft.
Then put in the beef and saute until it becomes light brown. Add water, star anise, beef cube, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Remove scum that floats on the broth.
Cover and simmer for about 45 minutes or until the beef is tender.
In a serving bowl, arrange and place the chopped Chinese cabbage and egg noodles or miki.
Pour some broth on the bowl just enough to cover the egg noodles and some pieces of beef. Garnish with sliced hard boiled eggs and spring onions. Serve hot.