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This site is designed to help you if you are looking for ethnic recipes or meal ideas from around the globe. You can search for a recipe (using the search box on the right) or use the drop down menus at the top of the page which include region, country, base ingredient or "pot luck"

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Japanese Food and Drink Ideas

Vegetable Soup with pork

Tonjiru is Japanese pork and vegetable miso soup. This is a very popular hearty soup for any occasion.
For US to UK equivalents see this rough guide

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sliced pork
  • 1/2 cup burdock root
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/4 cup leek
  • 2 potatoes
  • 3 cups Dashi soup stock
  • 4 tbsp Miso paste (bean paste)


Shave burdock into short strips and soak in water. Slice leek diagonally. Cut carrot and potato into small chunks.

Cut pork slices into bite-sized lengths.

Saute pork, potato, carrot, burdock in a deep pan. Add dashi soup stock stop in the pan and simmer over medium heat.

When vegetables are soft, add miso and leek and simmer for one minute. Stop the heat and serve.

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For US to UK equivalents for food weights and measurements see this rough guide

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