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Low Carb Tonjiru Pork Miso Soup


Now, who doesn’t love Hawaii!  The air, beaches, people, and the food of course!  And as much as I enjoy all the traditional spots like Rainbows, Side Street Inn, Zippy’s, one of my favorite spots has become a small Japanese rice ball shop located a little off Waikiki. 

We just happened to walk in there a couple of years back and I randomly ordered the Tonjiru Pork Miso Soup not expecting anything.  Now, I’ve had Tonjiru Pork Miso Soup before, but this one just blew me away. 

It was loaded with fat, creamy miso and packed with sweet vegetables that exploded like a bowl of creamy buttery goodness!  Once I got back home, I knew I would have to make a recipe based on that Hawaiian version of Tonjiru Pork Miso Soup!

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So fast forward to the present day, I still have that recipe but being low-carb/keto now, I had to make some adjustments on it. 

I eliminated some of the more carb heavy vegetables but opted to keep the vegetables that gave this Tonjiru Pork Miso Soup the creamy buttery texture that makes it all so luscious!

These changes resulted in getting each serving size down to around ~7g net carbs and definitely filling enough to make a full meal out of it! 

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For this dish, the ingredients shouldn’t be too hard to attain. You probably need to go to an Asian supermarket for the burdock roots, which is necessary to get the correct flavors of the soup. 

The yam noodles can only be picked up at an Asian store as well, but you probably could substitute these with Shirataki Noodles

Now if you’re ready, let’s get started!

Prepping Time 10M

Cook Time 20M

Total Time 30M

Net Carb/Serv ~7g

Servings 4-5

Ingredients

  • 6 Cups of Dashi
  • 1 1/2 lb Slice of Pork Belly (the Costco one is about 10″ in length)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 Inch Ginger
  • 1/4 Whole Burdock Root
  • 1 Whole Carrot
  • 1/2 Whole Onion
  • 1 Stalk Green Onion
  • 1 Small Japanese Radish (Daikon)
  • 1/4 Box of Tofu (about 3.5oz)
  • 8oz Shirataki Noodles
  • 6 tbsp Miso

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

2) Make 6 Cups of Dashi.  Set on simmer and hold aside.

3) In the meantime, peel the skin off the Japanese radish, cut into small cubes about 1″ x 1″ and place in a bowl of water.

4) Cut pork belly into slices that are about 1/2 inch thick and set aside.

5) Grate ginger and set aside.

6) In a frying pan, add 1/2 tbsp of Sesame Oil and heat on high.  Once the oil is up to temp and starts to lightly smoke, place cut pork pieces and grated ginger into the fry pan.  Cook until pork is browned on all sides and transfer to a holding plate.

7) Dice onions into 1/4″ x 1/4″ pieces and set aside.

8) Peel carrots cut into 1/4 inch slices and set aside.

9) Cut burdock root into 1/4 inch slices and set aside.

10) Prepare Shirataki Noodles by straining prepacked liquid and washing noodles under cold water.  Set aside in a bowl.

11) Cut tofu into 1/2″ x 1/2″ cubes and set aside.

12) Finely slice green onions and set aside.

13) In a large stove top pot, add 1 tbsp Sesame Oil on high heat.  Next add carrots, burdock root and onions.  Mix and cook for 1 minute.

14) Next, add the cooked pork belly and Dashi from step 2).  Strain the water from Japanese radish and add into the stove top pot.  Bring the soup to a boil and once boiling, lower heat to low/simmer and cover 7/8 way to allow for venting.  Cook for 20 minutes. 

15) After 20 minutes has passed, add tofu and cook for another 3 minutes partially covered.

16) Inside a strainer, add Miso and mix into water to dissolve (never boil Miso as it will lose its umami flavor).

17) Transfer soup to a serving bowl and top with green onion. 

 

Hope you enjoy your Low Carb Tonjiru Pork Miso Soup!

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Low Carb Tonjiru Pork Miso Soup

The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Japanese Tonjiru. So creamy and savory. Net Carb/Serv ~7g. Step by step directions with pictures make this recipe quick and easy.
5 from 2 votes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: ketomiso, ketomisosoup, ketosoup, lowcarbmiso, lowcarbmisosoup, lowcarbsoup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
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Ingredients

  • 6 Cups of Dashi
  • 1 1/2 lb Slice of Pork Belly the Costco one is about 10" in length
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 Inch Ginger
  • 1/4 Whole Burdock Root
  • 1 Whole Carrot
  • 1/2 Whole Onion
  • 1 Stalk Green Onion
  • 1 Small Japanese Radish Daikon
  • 1/4 Box Tofu about 3.5oz
  • 8 oz Shirataki Noodles
  • 6 tbsp Miso

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Make 6 Cups of Dashi. Set on simmer and hold aside.
  • In the meantime, peel the skin off the Japanese radish, cut into small cubes about 1" x 1" and place in a bowl of water.
  • Cut pork belly into slices that are about 1/2 inch thick and set aside.
  • Grate ginger and set aside.
  • In a frying pan, add 1/2 tbsp of Sesame Oil and heat on high. Once the oil is up to temp and starts to lightly smoke, place cut pork pieces and grated ginger into the fry pan. Cook until pork is browned on all sides and transfer to a holding plate.
  • Dice onions into 1/4" x 1/4" pieces and set aside.
  • Peel carrots cut into 1/4 inch slices and set aside.
  • Cut burdock root into 1/4 inch slices and set aside.
  • Prepare Shirataki Noodles by straining prepacked liquid and washing noodles under cold water. Set aside in a bowl.
  • Cut tofu into 1/2" x 1/2" cubes and set aside.
  • Finely slice green onions and set aside.
  • In a large stove top pot, add 1 tbsp Sesame Oil on high heat. Next add carrots, burdock root and onions. Mix and cook for 1 minute.
  • Next, add the cooked pork belly and Dashi from step 2). Strain the water from Japanese radish and add into the stove top pot. Bring the soup to a boil and once boiling, lower heat to low/simmer and cover 7/8 way to allow for venting. Cook for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes has passed, add tofu and cook for another 3 minutes partially covered.
  • Inside a strainer, add Miso and mix into water to dissolve (never boil Miso as it will lose its umami flavor).
  • Transfer soup to a serving bowl and top with green onion.

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