Tonjiru – 豚汁
Ah~ Tonjiru… I could eat this bowl of Japanese soup every morning…
Tonjiru is a Japanese miso soup with pork and vegetables. I got this recipe while watching Arashi ni Shiyagare. Matsumoto Jun prepares this heavenly soup for the Arashi members. This tonjiru is actually made differently from regular tonjiru, but tastes amazing. It’s really easy to make!
I used 2 different types of miso paste (Awase and Shiro). You can use both or just one type. I recommend using pork belly from the Japanese Market. They have just the right amount of fat and are thinly sliced. And don’t let the amount of onion scare you! That’s where the soup comes from!
This recipe makes about 3 servings
- 200 grams Japanese pork belly
- 400 grams sliced sweet onion (1 large onion)
- 300 grams tofu, cubed (10.5 oz)
- 70 grams miso paste (1/2 Awase, 1/2 Shiro)
- 1 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon granulated dashi
- Slice the onion and cut the tofu into 1 inch cubes. Measure and prepare the other ingredients.
Bring 1 1/2 cup water to a boil in a large pot (high heat). Add granulated dashi and miso paste and dissolve. Add the Japanese pork belly. Cover and simmer for 3 minutes.
Now add in all of the onion first, then the tofu cubes on top. Cover and reduce to medium low heat. Cook for 20 minutes. Do not open lid.
After 20 minutes, stir and enjoy! Serve with a bowl of rice.