I left the pork in and it came out great!
I made sandwiches with Sao Bing (Chinese sesame seed biscuits)
LOOKS WONDERFUL!! I am definately trying this one soon. The only time I have cooked with pork belly (besides making bacon) is the Pork Belly with Ginger, Honey and Soy out of the "Rover's" book. Your pictures are making me hungry!