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Simmered Pork

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*1kg/ 2.2lb pork shoulder chop
*1 green stem of leek
*1 knob ginger
*1/2 cup (100ml) soy sauce
*1/4 cup (50ml) sake
*1 tbsp sugar
*1-1.5l water (or enough water to cover the meat in a pot)

1 Turn the heat on medium and heat a little vegetable oil in a frying pan. Brown the meat on all side.

2 Transfer the meat to a stewpot. Add soy sauce, sake, sugar and water to the pot until it covers the meat. Add the green stem of leek and crushed ginger.

3 Bring to a boil over high heat. Turn the heat low and place a drop-lid. Skim the surface and turn over the meat occasionally. Simmer for about 1 hour until the broth thickens.

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