How to Make Tasty TONJIRU (Pork Miso Soup)

TONJIRU (Pork Miso Soup). Tonjiru (豚汁), literally meaning "pork (ton) soup (jiru)", is basically miso soup featuring pork and root vegetables. Some people call it Butajiru (豚汁) too, just another way to read the same kanji character. It may be a cold-weather staple, but I do enjoy the soup year-round.

TONJIRU (Pork Miso Soup) It is considered to be a winter dish in Japan but I can't see why we shouldn't have it all year round. Tonjiru is a miso based soup made with pork and very very common within Japanese home cooking, my mum probably made a lot more Tonjiru Miso Soup than ordinary Miso Soup. In Japanese, "ton" (豚) means pork and shiru (汁) means soup. You can have TONJIRU (Pork Miso Soup) using 16 ingredients and 15 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of TONJIRU (Pork Miso Soup)

  1. You need 1000 ml of (about 4 U.S. cup) water.
  2. It’s 150 g (1/3 lb) of sliced pork belly.
  3. It’s 1/2 of gobo (burdock root).
  4. You need 1/2 of carrot.
  5. It’s 2 inch of daikon.
  6. It’s 2 of satoimo (baby taro).
  7. You need 1 of small sweet potato.
  8. Prepare 1/2 of leak.
  9. You need 2 of Shitake.
  10. You need 1/3 block of konnyaku (konjac).
  11. You need 1/2 block of tofu.
  12. It’s 1 tsp of grated ginger.
  13. It’s 2 tsp of soy sauce.
  14. You need 2 tsp of MIRIN.
  15. You need 4 of and 1/2 tbsp MISO.
  16. It’s 2 tsp of sesame oil.

Tonjiru Pork Miso Soup The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Japanese Tonjiru. Tonjiru (butajiru) is a variant of Japanese miso soup where the diluted miso is added after simmering small pieces of pork and vegetables in dashi. Chunky enough for a light lunch, double or triple the ingredients because everyone will want a generous share. If you love meat, I bet you will love "TONJURU" too!

TONJIRU (Pork Miso Soup) instructions

  1. Cut pork into bite-sized pieces..
  2. Peel the Daikon and Carrot. Cut into quarter rounds..
  3. Remove dirt from the burdock, Make a lengthwise cross shape incision.Cut it with a knife as if you were sharpening pencil. Soak it in water about 5 minutes. Then rinse and drain the burdock..
  4. Tear the block of konnyaku with your hands..
  5. Slice Shitake..
  6. Peel Satoimo and sweet potato. Cut into bite-size..
  7. Slice leek..
  8. Heat the salad oil in a large pot, and fry the pork..
  9. When the pork is cooked, Add the all vegetables and konnyaku. Stir together..
  10. Pour water into a large pot..
  11. When it starts to a boil, skim off the scum..
  12. Tear the block of tofu with your hands, And add them..
  13. Simmer until the vegetables are tender..
  14. Dissolve the miso into the stock. And, Add soy sauce, MIRIN, sesame oil and grated ginger..
  15. Ready to eat!.

The combination of pork and vegetables is fantastic in the miso soup actually. Tonjiru (or Butajiru) is a kind of Miso Soup with pork and a lot of root vegetables such as Gobo (burdock root) and carrot. Even though it is a Miso soup, Tonjiru tastes very different from ordinary Miso Soup. Tonjiru has a distinct pork flavor and strong taste from Gobo. Don't get alarmed because of Gobo, it actually tastes very good.

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