Pork Root Vegetable Tofu and Miso Soup

  • Yield: 4
  • Serving: 4
  • Prep time: 10 m
  • Cook time: 20 m
  • Ready in: 30 m
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This one is a favorite winter dish, called TONJIRU in Japanese. The rich broth, with pork, tofu and chunky vegetable is a really nourishing way to warm up and if you’re vegetarian its still very tasty without the pork.


Step by Step Methods

  • 1

    Cut the onion into wedges.

  • 2

    slice the carrot about 5mm thick.

  • 3

    Slice the daikon, again about 5mm thick, and them cut each slice into quarters.

  • 4

    Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium heat. Add the onion, carrot and daikon, and cook for 3 minutes until they start to turn translucent.

  • 5

    Add the pork and cook until sealed.

  • 6

    Add the mushrooms, then pour the water over.

  • 7

    Bring the pan to boil and leave to cook over a medium to low heat for 5 minutes. Skim off any solids.

  • 8

    Add the tofu, mirin, sake, soy sauce and sugar.

  • 9

    Take a ladleful of liquid from the pan and mix it with the miso paste in a small bowl. Add this mixture back to the pan and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. or longer if you have time.

  • 10

    Check the flavor and add more sugar or miso if necessary. Some miso pastes are saltier than others, so adjust to your taste.

  • 11

    Simmer again if you have time and then pour the soup into bowls and sprinkles with the spring onion. Serve while its warm.

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