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Daikon and Pork Soup

One of the soup that my Mom often cooked for us, this daikon and pork soup is simple and tasty, and the addition of salted dried cuttlefish turns this into a delectable affair. If you cannot find salted dried cuttlefish, you can substitute with ebi (dried shrimps), fish sauce, or shaved bonito.

Daikon and Pork Soup
Daikon and Pork Soup

Daikon and Pork Soup

5.0 from 1 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 1 hour 15 mins

Total Time: 1 hour 30 mins

Serves: 4

Print Recipe


  • 500 gram daikon (Indonesian: lobak), peeled and cut into bite size pieces
  • 400 gram pork (ribs or loin), cut into bite size pieces
  • 15 gram salted dried cuttlefish (Indonesian: sotong kering asin)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced


  1. Place all ingredients in a soup pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour or until both the daikon and pork are tender and fully cooked.
  2. Turn off heat, serve hot and garnish with sliced scallions.
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  • Milky Milky says:

    It's been ages since I've had this! I used 1 teaspoon of dashi granules for the umami bits and let a pork bone simmer in there. Came out delicious. An absolutely essential soup!

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