It's braised pork which is very tender and makes a great side dish.
- 1 1/2 lb boneless pork ribs
- 2 inches fresh ginger root, thinly sliced
- 1 negi green onion, cut into 2-3 inches long pieces
- 1/2 cup sake
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 3 Tbsp mirin
Heat a little oil in a large skillet and fry the pork on medium heat for a few minutes to reduce some fat. Remove the pork from the skillet and put on paper towels.
Boil enough water to cover the pork in a large pan and add pork, ginger, and green onion.
Simmer the pork for about 2 hours, or until softened on low heat.
Drain the pork and cut into about 1 1/2 inch thick blocks.
Put about 2 cups of water, sake, sugar, soy sauce, and mirin in a large pan and bring to a boil on medium heat. Add boiled pork and turn down the heat to low. Put a drop lid and simmer the pork until the liquid is almost gone.
*makes 4 servings