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Updated: Mar 11, 2022

TONJIRU is a very popular type of miso soup in Japan. We simmer pork together with lots of vegetables. The pork gives a nice richness to the TONJIRU soup. All the flavors from the vegetables melt into one pot and are nicely incorporated together.

It's just tasty!!! If you change the vegetables used, you can enjoy a totally different taste in the miso soup.

That's one of the reasons why I never get tired of miso soup in over 30 years.

You can always change your toppings and the type of miso paste used according to your preference!!

I'm introducing how to make DASHI in the video below, so please be sure to watch it before you make the miso soup!




<Yield> 4 servings

<Prep time> 5 minutes

<Cook time> 10 minutes


2.5oz (70g) thinly sliced pork

3 cups dashi (dashi packet )

1 cup daikon radish, chopped

1 cup onion, chopped

4 tablespoons yellow miso

½ cup carrot, chopped

<Optional toppings>

grated ginger

chopped green onions


1. Cut all the vegetables and pork into bite sized pieces.

2. In a pot, add in the chopped pork and stir until they become charred. Add in the chopped vegetables and keep stirring. Cover with a lid and steam for another 5-7 minutes or until vegetables start to sweat. Open the lid and add in the dashi. Continue to cook until all of the vegetables are fully cooked.

3. Remove from heat and dissolve in the miso paste. Transfer to bowls and garnish with some green onions if you want to. Now it's ready to be enjoyed!

<Miwa's tips> ※Tons of tips on my video! Watch first before making it!


・Any vegetables!! Chinese cabbage, cabbage, spinach and leek are my favorites.

・If you see that the pork sticks at the bottom of the pan then grease the pan with a little bit of oil.

・Do not add in the liquid too soon. Please steam the ingredients patiently!

・Adjust to your own taste by adding more or less miso paste. Any type of miso will work in this recipe.

<Storage time>

Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

<Did you try this recipe??>

Let me know by tagging me on Instagram

I love to see your creations!

<MIWA’s recommendations♡>

- First E-cookbooks are now available! I hope this will be helpful and enjoyable in your kitchen^^

-Please check out beautiful Japanese tableware to decorate your table! Use my code MIWA to get 5% off from your purchase!

-If you need very sharp quality knife, I highly recommend this handmade Japanese knife made by 80 years old Japanese maker!


2020/-7/11 MIWA

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