2 lbs pork belly , sliced 1/2 an inch
3 pieces bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon whole peppercorns
1/2 teaspoon achuete powder diluted in 3 tablespoon cooking oil
1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
In a deep bowl mix soy sauce, vinegar, water, bay leaves, peppercorns and sugar. Stir well and taste test for desired salt and sweet flavor.
Add a dash of salt and ground pepper if desired.
Sauté minced garlic till caramelize.
Fry pork belly slices on both side till golden brown.
Pour in the vinegar - soysauce mixture and allow to boil for 5 minutes in medium high heat.
Reduce heat to medium low and simmer till pork for 20 minutes or pork is fully cooked.
Remove from heat and serve.