Gather all the ingredients.
As I mentioned in the blog post, please consider buying shimeji mushrooms as a "backup plan" (please read the post if you haven't).
Pork belly slices or block can be purchased in Asian grocery stores (especially Japanese, Korean, and Chinese). Some American grocery stores with good meat section (where butchers work behind the counter) carry it, but usually they keep it in the freezer so you have to ask for it. When you slice, you have to defrost until a knife can go through, and don't thaw it completely. It'll be harder to slice thinly. If your pork belly has skin/rind, you will need to remove it.
Equipment you will need:
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