Hearty Pork Miso Soup

Hearty Pork Miso Soup

I made this simple pork soup with frozen Japanese vegetable mix. I love the rich umami taste from the pork of this soup.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Pork belly, thinly sliced
100 g
1 small piece
Daikon radish
100 g
Japanese vegetable mix (lotus roots, bamboo shoots. burdock root, carrot, shitake mushrooms and green beans)
200 g
Japanese leek
Miso with dashi stock
3 heaped tablespoons
to taste
Sesame oil
to taste


1. Cut the pork into 2 - 3 cm lengths. Slice the ginger thinly. Defrost the Japanese-style vegetable mix and cut roughly. Cut the daikon radish roughly. Cut the konnyaku by hand roughly. Slice the Japanese leek.
2. Fry the pork with the ginger and sesame oil.
3. Add the daikon, konnyaku and 600 ml of water. Bring to the boil and skim off the scum. Cook over a medium heat for about 10 minutes.
4. Add the miso.
5. Add all the ingredients apart from the Japanese leek and simmer for about 10 minutes.
6. Add the Japanese leek at the end. Add some sugar, bring to the boil quickly and it's done.

Story Behind this Recipe

This was prepared upon my boyfriend's request.