2 pounds flank steak
3/4 cup soy sauce
2 tbsp Hawaiian salt
1-1/2 tbsp sugar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 piece ginger, crushed
1 crushed red chile pepper (optional)
Cut beef into strips about 1-1/3 inches wide. Combine all other ingredients and soak beef in the sauce overnight.
If you have a drying box, place the meat in hot sun for two days, bringing it in at night. If drying in the oven, set oven to 175 degrees F. Place meat on a rack such as a cake cooking rack. Place rack on a cookie sheet and dry meat in oven for 7 hours. Keep in refrigerator.