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A traditional food at the Philippine Islanders, and a truely delightful immigrant to family meals in the USA!

S. Chokel


  • 2 lbs (.9 kg). lean pork
  • 1 cup (225 ml) Japanese rice vinegar (Mirin)
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) soy sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 6 black peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) oil
  • Cut pork into 1-inch cubes.
  • In a heavy skillet combine rice vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, peppercorns, and bay leaf.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add pork to the simmered liquid, cover and simmer for about 1 hour or so, until the pork is tender, stirring it occasionally.
  • Remove pork and garlic from sauce.
  • Heat oil in a skillet and stir fry pork and garlic over a high heat for a few minutes.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice and lots of vegetables.
This is awesome as an appetizer on kabob bamboo sticks with roasted green pepper chuncks and pineapple tidbits.

I got this recipe from a lady on the big island of Hawaii years ago. We really like this with a Mango Chutney or Mango Salsa on the side.

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