Use your finger and split open 10-12 dried anchovies - remove the innards from them. Next, place a pot on medium-high heat. Once its hot, place the dried anchovies in and stir-them around (without any oil) for 30 seconds. This step will minimize any fishy smell in the broth. (Be careful that you do not burn the anchovies - just a light toast). Then pour-in 5 cups of water. Add in the dried kelp pieces. Place a lid-on and wait until the pot comes to boil. Once it starts boiling, use your chopsticks and take out the kelp pieces. Now reduce the heat to a medium. Place the lid the back on and let it gently simmer for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, strain the broth and set it aside.