Tonjiru Pork Soup

Tonjiru Pork Soup

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Warm yourself up during the winter with this easy tonjiru pork soup recipe. Tonjiru is a classic winter dish of slowly stewed slices of pork mixed with vegetables and served in a dashi and miso flavoured soup broth. A popular recipe all over Japan due to being quick, easy, versatile, and delicious, this soup is bound to become a favourite in your household as well.


• pork
• carrots
• spring onions
• satoimo japanese potato
• daikon japanese radish
• konnyaku yam cake
• gobo japanese burdock
• shiitake mushrooms
• dashi stock
• miso paste
• yuzu kosho (optional)

How To Prepare

  1. It is a good idea to start by cooking the gobo burdock first as it can take a little longer than the other ingredients to cook. Slice the gobo into bite size pieces and simmer in boiling water for approximately 5 minutes before draining.

  2. Next, slice up the pork into thin strips and sauté in a large deep pan with a little cooking oil until the pork is nearly cooked.

  3. While the pork is cooking, cut the potatoes, carrots, daikon Japanese radish, konnyaku yam cake and shiitake mushrooms into small pieces and add to the pan. You can also add the gobou at this time and sauté them all together.

  4. Make dashi stock in a separate pan by adding enough hot water to create the soup to a sachet of dashi stock powder. Now add the dashi stock to the pan with the pork and vegetable and let it simmer.

  5. Cook the pork and vegetables in the dashi stock on a low heat for approximately 10 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft. Now stir in a few tablespoons of miso paste before serving in bowls and garnish with sliced spring onions.

Tips and Information

-For additional flavour, sprinkle some yuzu kosho on top of the tonjiru soup.