- 2 lbs. pork shoulder cut into bite size pieces
- 3 cloves garlic chopped
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1/3 cup vinegar
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 tsp. Freshly ground pepper
- 1 cup water and more as needed
- 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp. honey or brown sugar
- In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat, coating all sides of skillet.
- Once oil is warm and shimmering, add pork and cook until all sides are browned.
- Add garlic, sautéing for a minute, until garlic becomes fragrant.
- Add soy sauce, vinegar, bay leaf, pepper and water, stir ingredients together and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low and let pork simmer for 45 minutes or until tender, being careful so as not to let pork dry. Add 1/2 cup of water at a time several times to keep pork moist and tender and to achieve the desired amount of sauce.
- In the last few minutes of simmering, stir in brown sugar or honey.
- Serve over rice, salad or stir-fried vegetables and enjoy!