*Delicious*Basic Sweet Potato Soup*

*Delicious*Basic Sweet Potato Soup*

The combination of miso and sweet potatoes is outstanding. With this soup, you can take in a ton of veggies and pleasantly warm yourself up.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Chicken thigh or breast meat
Daikon radish
4-5 cm
Carrot (medium)
1/2 or more
Sweet potato (medium)
Burdock root
Japanese leek
Dashi stock
1000-1200 ml
4 tablespoons
1 teaspoon
Shichimi spice
to taste


1. Cut the sweet potato into half-moon shaped pieces and soak in water. Diagonally slice the burdock root. Quarter the carrot and daikon radish and slice. Cut the konnyaku into bite-sized strips and boil.
2. Pour hot water over the aburaage to remove the excess oil. Cut the chicken thigh into bite-sized pieces and add to the dashi stock. Add the ingredients from Step 1 (except the sweet potatoes), and bring to a boil. Skim off any scum that rises to the top.
3. Midway through, add the sweet potatoes. Once the vegetables become tender, add the aburaage and reduce the heat to low. Add the miso and mirin and let simmer.
4. Serve in a bowl and garnish with leek. Season with shichimi spice.

Story Behind this Recipe

My mother taught me this standard home cooked recipe.