Slow Cooker Japanese Pork with Soba Noodles

Asian cooking is known for its simplicity and speed.  This recipe uses the inexpensive pork shoulder which can be rather tough if not cooked properly.  To ensure it is tender and full of flavor the pork is first cooked in a slow cooker.  Slow cooking is great because it is not hands on and this methods does impart a tremendous amount of flavor for so little effort.
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