I didn't know the Boing Boing BBS had a food topic. It's excellent

Kent Barnes let me know about the Food topic he started on the Boing Boing BBS in March 2019. It has 1,738 posts! Lots of recipes and photos. It makes me think it would be fun to compile these and make a Happy Mutants Cookbook.

Here's Mangochin's recipe for Simmered Pork Belly:

Just made this yesterday and it is nearly impossible to screw up
Simmered Pork Belly (Buta no Kakuni)

  1. 1.5 to 2 lbs of skinless pork belly (can substitute pork butt or boneless ribs)
  2. 2 inches of ginger, peeled cut into small pieces
  3. A bunch of scallions cut in large pieces

For sauce

  1. 2 cups of water
  2. 1/3 cup soy sauce
  3. 1/2 cup of sake (or dry white wine)
  4. 1/4 cup of sugar

Cut pork belly to thick chunks (about 2" thick), ginger and scallions in pressure cooker. Add enough water to cover meat.

Cook for 30-40 minutes (the longer it goes, the more tender it gets)
Take pork out of the pressure cooker, discard water, scallions and ginger
In a pot place all the sauce ingredients. Simmer the pork in the sauce at medium heat until the sauce is nearly gone.

It's great refrigerated.