Miso Soup with Pork & Winter Root Vegetables



Preparation info

  • Serves:


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      35 min

Appears in

Japanese Food Made Easy

Japanese Food Made Easy

By Aya Nishimura

Published 2020

  • About

This soup is a winter staple in Japan. Traditionally, it’s made using a vegetable called burdock, which is not widely available outside Japan. Since I moved to London, I have discovered the Jerusalem artichoke, which is similar to the earthy flavour of burdock, and works perfectly in this soup.



  • 400 g (14 oz) pork shoulder steak, cut into 5 mm (¼ inch) slices, or thinly sliced pork belly, trimmed of any excess fat
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Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the pork, then add the daikon, carrot and artichokes. Fry for 3 minutes.

Add 6 cups (1.5 litres) water and bring to the boil. Skim the fat off the s