Pork Miso Soup “Ton-Jiru”

My favorite soup to warm my Kitchen and stomach!

Today’s breakfast : cooked rice, miso soup (Ton-Jiru), fried fish cake with lotus root and green pea, simmered turnip, pickled napa cabbage.

Pork Miso Soup "Ton-Jiru"
Pork miso soup is popular as a winter seasonal cooking.  This soup is called “Ton-Jiru” or “Buta-Jiru” although written “豚汁” the same in Kanji.
Who and where call “Ton-Jiru” or “Buta-Jiru”?  It seems percentage nearly half and half in Japan,  depend on the region and the family.  Although food culture of Japan are often divided in the east (Kanto) and west (Kansai), this difference does not apply to the rule.  It’s interesting.

 

Ton-Jiru is needed plenty of ingredients to taste good.
Basic ingredients are sliced pork ribs, daikon radish, carrot, konjac, burdock root, shiitake mushroom, abura-age, Japanese taro, tofu.

sliced pork ribs
burdock root shaved like as a pencil, “Sasagaki-Gobo”
Cooking of Pork Miso Soup "Ton-Jiru", Pork
Cooking of Pork Miso Soup "Ton-Jiru", Burdoch root
konjac
carrot
Cooking of Pork Miso Soup "Ton-Jiru", Konyac
Cooking of Pork Miso Soup "Ton-Jiru", carrot

In my favorite recipe the essentials (pork is needless to say) as below :   burdock, konjac, daikon radish, carrot.

Cooking of Pork Miso Soup "Ton-Jiru"

Finely chopped green onion and “Shichimi” mixed spice if desired.

Pork Miso Soup "Ton-Jiru"
Pork Miso Soup "Ton-Jiru"

・Ton-Jiru / Buta-Jiru
is a pork miso soup with a plenty of vegetables.  It is called “Ton-Jiru” or “Buta-Jiru” although written the same in Kanji.  豚汁(とんじる / ぶたじる) literally “pork soup”
・Shichimi / Shichimi-Togarashi
is a mixed spice with red pepper and six other spices.  七味唐辛子(しちみとうがらし) literally “seven taste Chinese hot child”