Rafute - Cooked Pork Slices  
Recipe Number: 1097695663
Contributor: Nate
3 lbs Belly pork
1 clove Garlic, crushed
1 slice Ginger, crushed
1 C Bonito soup stock
1 C Awamori liquor, Okinawa sake
1 C Sugar
1 C Shoyu
2 Tbsp Mirin
1 tsp Red food color
Cooking Instructions
Boil pork whole for 40 minutes. Cool, slice pork into 2 inch squares and 1/2 inch thick. Preferably in a thick, wide shallow pot, combine other ingredients and bring to boil. Lay pork in this sauce and cook for about 1-1/2 to 2 hours over low heat until pork practically melts in your mouth.

Note: When warming leftovers, do not add water or soup stock. Instead, use sake which is said to keep pork tender and juicy. Pork cooked in this fashion can be kept for a long time without refrigeration.