Hit refresh on the everyday dinner grind by heading eastward. This hot pot features red miso, the most assertive variety of fermented soybean pastes. It has a pungent, savory flavor that really makes this one-pot dish unique.
In a 4-qt. pot heat 2 tsp. oil over medium-high heat. Add pork; cook until browned, stirring occasionally. Remove pork. Drain off any fat.
In the same pot cook bell pepper and onion in the remaining 2 tsp. oil over medium heat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add ginger, garlic, and black pepper; cook and stir 30 seconds more. Add 7 cups of the water. In a bowl gradually whisk the remaining 1 cup water into the miso paste. Add to pot and bring to boiling.
Add edamame and the pork. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 3 minutes. Stir in cabbage. Cook 2 minutes more, stirring occasionally. Top servings with radish slices.