This is a very simple kakuni recipe I picked up from youtube.
It is best done with an induction heater (like any slow-cooked braising items) as you can control the heat to the absolute minimum at 100W or 200W and run less risk of boiling off the liquid & getting the dish burnt!
You want to first immerse the belly pork into a pot of boiling water (or pour boiling water over the belly pork), remove it & place in a basin or bowl of cold water and ckean thoroughly; and then cut into 1 inch blocks like in the above picture.
Place the belly pork pieces in a pot over an induction heater (or your usual stove), add in 1 cup of mirin & 2 cups of water (enough to cover the belly pork) – I also add 1 tablespoon of sugar; bring to boil & then turn to low heat for 1hr. Add 1 to 2 tablespoon of soy sauce (to taste) – the soy sauce is added later so the belly pork will retain more moisture -and braise at low heat for another 1 hr, and voila!
- 400g belly pork
- 1 cup mirin
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp light soy sauce
- Wash belly pork & place in boiling water. remove & place in cold water & clean thoroughly. cut belly pork into 1 inch blocks.
- place belly pork pieces in a pot. add 1 cup of mirin, 2 cups of water & 1 tbsp of sugar, enough to cover the belly pork completely.
- put the pot on an induction heater (or stove) and bring content to boil. turn to low heat and braise at low heat for 1 hr. add 2 tbsp soy sauce and braise for another 1 hr. Serve.