Economical Pre-Pay Day Pork Soup

Economical Pre-Pay Day Pork Soup

This is an economical version of pork soup with just a little bit of ground pork and a ton of bean sprouts and onion. It's seasoned very well so I recommend using it for rice porridge too!

Ingredients: 2 servings

Ground pork
100 g
Sake, soy sauce, sugar (to pre-flavor the ground pork)
1 teaspoon each
Onion (thinly sliced)
1/2 of a small onion
Bean sprouts
1/3 to 1/2 bag
Garlic (finely chopped)
1 clove
Red chili pepper (de-seed and slice into rounds)
Miso (I recommend white miso or country-style miso)
to taste
Dashi stock granules
to taste
Sesame oil
1 teaspoon
Soy sauce
about 1 teaspoon
Black pepper
To taste


1. Heat some oil in a frying pan, add the garlic and red chili pepper and stir fry over low heat. When it becomes fragrant turn the heat up to high, add the ground pork and the pre-flavoring ingredients and stir fry.
2. Just before the pork is cooked through, add the onion and bean sprouts and stir fry quickly, then add the water and dashi stock granules.
3. When it comes to a simmer, turn down the heat to low, and simmer for a little bit while removing the scum. When the onion has wilted and softened, turn the heat off and dissolve in some miso while tasting.
4. Drizzle in a little sesame oil and soy sauce, and add some black pepper to finish.
5. One Cookpad user called shouko san made this with harusame glass noodles. That looks great too!

Story Behind this Recipe

I got the idea for this miso soup from the miso ramen that's popular in my home region.