Soil Soup Richard's Soil

Soil Soup Richard's Soil

Soil soup recipe: Richard's Soil by chef Yoshihiro Narisawa from Les Creations de Narisawa in Tokyo, a unique Japanese soup with an unexpected taste

30 March, 2012
Average: 3.7 (3 votes)

Type of dish


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Season & Occasion

serves for


total time

2 HR 0 MIN


Richard's soil (from November to February)
As needed
Richard's burdock
1 kg
Spring water
3 l from Shinshu (soft water)
Soybean lecithin
7 g
Canola oil
30 ml


  • Chop the unwashed burdock on the chopboard.
  • In the deep pan, add canola oil, burdock, soil and stir-fry together and bring out the strong aroma.
  • Add spring water and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and cook for 90 minutes.
  • Use Thermomix for 5 seconds.
  • Use large chinois and press with ladle until the moisture is gone.
  • Use paper filter and strain again then simmer until it gets 800ml.
  • Add lecithin, whip with Bamix and serve.
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Yoshihiro Narisawa

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