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Hearty and Creamy Tonjiru (miso soup with pork, vegetables and a dash of milk)

Hearty and Creamy Tonjiru (miso soup with pork, vegetables and a dash of milk)

Milk goes well with miso surprisingly well! Added milk helps to make miso tastes milder. My daughter who dislikes milk ate all of it‼ A good way to supplement calcium into her diet.

Ingredients: 3 servings

Thinly sliced pork
3 slices (75 g)
Carrot
4 cm (1/4)
Daikon radish
about 5 cm
Burdock root
10 cm
Potatoes
1
Japanese leek
10 cm
Sesame oil
1 tablespoon
Water
400 ml
Dashi stock granules
1 teaspoon
Miso
1 tablespoon
Milk
100 ml
Soy sauce
1 tablespoon

Steps

1. Cut the pork into bite-sized pieces. Slice the carrot and burdock root on the diagonal. Cut the daikon into quarter rounds, the potato into 8 parts and the Japanese leek into thin rounds.
2. Place the saucepan over medium heat, add the sesame oil and fry the pork.
3. When the meat changes colour, add the carrots, daikon, burdock root, and potatoes.
4. Once the vegetables get coated in oil, add water, Japanese soup stock (dashi) and cook until the vegetables soften. Skim the foam off the surface in the meantime.
5. Turn the heat off, add the miso dissolved in a little stock. Once it has dissolved, add the milk and bring it to a boil.
6. When it has almost come to a boil, add the Japanese leek and soy sauce. You're all done!

Story Behind this Recipe

I tried added milk to regular tonjiru, since milk goes well with miso.