Miso Soup with Ginger Pork

Shoga Tonjiru

  • By
    Maki Shibata
  • Time
    15 minutes
Miso Soup with Ginger Pork

Tonjiru is a variation of miso soup that consists of pork and vegetables. You can use your favorite veggies to add flavor to the soup. This recipe also makes use of ginger, which makes it perfect to keep your body warm on a cold winter's night.

Nutrition per Serving
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  • Cholesterol


  • 2.82  oz Pork Slice
  • 2.82  oz Daikon radish
  • 1.06  oz Carrot
  • 1.76  oz Japanese leek
  • 1.76  oz Maitake mushroom
  • tsp Grated ginger
  • 0.5  tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1.7  cup Dashi soup
  • tbsp Miso


Step 1

Cut the pork into bite-sized pieces, the radish into quarter-rounds, the carrots into half-moon slices, and the Japanese leek into round slices. Pull the maitake mushroom apart.

Step 2

Heat sesame oil on medium and saute the pork. Add the radish and carrot slices next, then the Japanese leek and maitake mushrooms.

Step 3

Add dashi soup stock to the pot turn the heat to high. Remove scum, then add in ginger. Keep simmering for 3-5 more minutes.

Step 4

Turn the heat off once the ingredients have been simmered well. Dissolve the miso in. If you prefer it spicy, add shichimi (seven-flavor chili pepper).


  • You can add any vegetable you like. Some examples are konjac, taro, burdock, and tofu.
  • Adding ginger will make your body warm. Remember to put ginger in first and simmer it for a few minutes before adding the miso paste.
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