‘Butajiru’ is a type of Miso Soup with pork in it. It is a very popular dish. ‘Butajiru’ usually contains Satoimo (Taro) and Konnyaku and Gobo. Many Asian Grocery stores sell them but it might be difficult for you to find them. Even without them, this soup is quite delicious. The ingredients listed are suggestions. You can add whatever you have. Even Pork can be replaced by Beef or Chicken.
Dashi Stock 3 cups
Pork 200g *thinly sliced
Konnyaku 150g *optional
Satoimo (Taro) 2 to 3 OR Potato 1
Shiitake 2 to 3
Gobo 1/2 *optional
Tofu 1/2 block
Miso 3 to 4 tablespoons
Spring Onion 2 to 3 *finely chopped
Prepare the vegetables and pork. Slice pork thinly, and cut vegetables and Tofu into small bite size pieces.
Heat Dashi Stock and vegetables in a saucepan or a pot, and cook on a medium heat until the vegetables are tender. Then add pork.
When pork is cooked, add Miso and Tofu. Remove the soup from the heat just before it starts to boil.
Sprinkle finely chopped spring onions, and serve.
*Shichimi (Japanese Chilli Powder) is also recommended to add extra flavour.