Put the pork belly in a cooking pan. Add a little bit of water (around half cup),and let the pork belly sit in the stove for a few minutes letting the fat render out. Drain excess oil leaving about a tablespoon for sautee'ng the garlic and onion.S
Set the belly aside in the pan. In the same pan Saute' garlic and onion. Add in the tomatoes.Mix the belly with the onion and garlic and add in a cup water or more until the belly is tender. Add the shrimp paste and mix letting the shrimp paste coat the meat. Add a bit of sugar and cook for 5 more minutes.