There is something unbelievable in taking such simple ingredients and turning them into such a sublime dish; salty, sweet, succulent roast pork with a caramelized crust that's almost like pork candy. Pull hunks of the pork off and serve them on lettuce leaves with hot cooked rice, kimchi, and Ginger Scallion Sauce. It is, in a word, perfection.
Gently adapted from and with many thanks to
David Chang of Momofuku Ssäm Bar.
*If your pork roast comes with the skin on it (you lucky duck!) use a sharp knife to cut the skin away from the fat layer, leaving the fat intact.