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Butajiru, Country Style Miso Soup with Pork and Root Vegetables

In Kyushu, Japan, the country-style miso soup with pork and root vegetables is often called Butajiru and considered comfort food. First, saute pork and vegetables in sesame oil, then add Dashi broth and miso to make this a rich, flavorful, and hearty soup.  
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 215kcal
Cost $10.00


  • 150 grams pork belly, loin or country style-cut, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium carrot peeled, halved and sliced
  • 1/4 medium daikon radish peeled, quartered and sliced
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion peeled and sliced
  • 2 sheets Aburaage blanched and drained
  • 2 springs green onion white and green parts separated, chopped
  • 4 cups Dashi Japanese soup broth
  • 1/4-1/3 cup miso
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 2 teaspoon sesame oil divided


  • Gather and prep the ingredients.
    Ingredients Country Style Miso Soup with Pork and Root Vegetables
  • Heat a medium stockpot on medium heat. Add 1 teaspoon of sesame oil to the pot and cook the pork, do not overcook. Take it out of the pan and set it aside.  
    Butajiru_Cooking Pork
  • Heat the pan again and add 1 teaspoon of sesame oil, then the onion, carrots, daikon, and white parts of green onions. Cook on medium heat then adds Dashi. Bring to a boil then turn the heat low. Cook for 10-15 minutes until vegetables are soft. Return pork and cut aburaage to the pot.  
  • Dissolve miso into the soup then add mirin. Adjust seasonings.  
    Butajiru Country Style Miso Soup with Pork and Root Vegetables
  • Ladle the soup in individual soup bowls and garnish with chopped green onions. 
    Country Style Miso Soup with Pork and Root Vegetables


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Serving: 1people | Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 710mg | Potassium: 261mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2mg