TONJIRU: pork miso soup recipe

Hi, everyone. How are you?

The cool wind felt good on my face while running outside today.

It gets colder as the days go by in Tokyo…
Going to running is tough especially when the real winter has come.

But once I get started, running makes me happy as usual.

After running in cold winter, I came to want warm energy food.
I cook special miso soup, “TONJIRU: pork miso soup” in that case.

Since Vitamin B1 in pork is said to recover from fatigue, “TONJIRU” is the best dish when you’re tired.

If you love meat, I bet you will love “TONJURU” too!
The combination of pork and vegetables is fantastic in the miso soup actually.

It is definitely impossible to talk about genuine miso soup without eating “TONJIRU”. Please try this recipe once!

【Recipe (2 servings)】

1 oz miso paste (fermented soybean paste)*1
1 teaspoon dashi granules*2
1 oz green onion, Chopped
1 oz carrot, Sliced
1.5 oz daikon, Sliced
1 oz sliced pork belly, Cut into bite-sized
1.7 cups (400ml) water

*1Feel free to adjust the amounts of miso paste to your liking.
*2If miso paste already contains dashi, don’t need dashi granules. I use miso paste containig dashi this time.


1. Heat water, green onion, carrot, and daikon in a saucepan until daikon and green onion turn translucent.

2. Add pork and dashi granules. After pork is cooked through, remove from heat.

3. Add miso paste and stir until miso is completely melted.

TONJIRU: pork miso soup
TONJIRU: pork miso soup

Ready to eat!

Even though you use the same miso paste as usual, TONJIRU will be totally different from other traditional miso soup. It is because Dashi (broth) from pork makes this miso soup great!

Using sliced pork belly is perfect, but if you can’t find it, you can use the other part of pork. (Please slice it thinly.)
I think the fatty parts of pork make the soup delicious.

Enjoy your miso soup!

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