Recipe by: Yuka Fukata
Source: Yuka Fukata
Tonjiru (or Butajiru) literally means pork soup, a Japanese miso flavored soup containing pork and vegetables. Tonjiru is more substantial than a normal miso soup, and you can add whatever ingredients you have.
- 10 cm Daikon (Japanese radish), peeled and cut into thin quarter-rounds
- 1 carrot, peeled and cut into thin quarter-rounds
- 15 cm Gobo (burdock root), thinly shaved
- 1 pack Enoki mushrooms
- 1/3 pack Konjak (glutinous yam), cut into thin rectangles and boiled in water for 2-3 min
- ½ package silken tofu
- 1/6 white cabbage
- 1 spring onion
- 200 g sliced pork belly
- 700 ml dashi broth (made with 1 bag ready to use dashi)
- 3-4 Tbls white miso
- Soak Gobo in water for about 5 minutes.
- Heat sesame oil in a deep pot and saute the pork on medium heat.
- Add all the vegetables and stir for a further 2 min.
- Add the konjak and the tofu and pour in the dashi broth
- Simmer for about 15 min until vegetables are soften, skimming off any foam/impurities that rise to the surface
- Season with miso and cook for about a minute (don’t boil the soup once you add miso, you will “kill” all the benefits of it!)
Download PDF here: Yuka Fukata Japanese Tonjiru (Pork miso soup)