Pangyao co-founder Aileen Alonzo-Hayward shares her take on a Filipino classic
- 500g pork belly, cubed
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 medium onion, chopped
- 1 can of Coca-Cola
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 tbsp cooking oil (Aileen uses Canola oil, but any vegetable oil will do)
- Black pepper and salt to taste
- Pinch of dried basil (optional)
- Sautè the garlic and onion in cooking oil until soft. Add a pinch of black pepper and salt, along with the bay leaves and dried basil flakes.
- Add the pork belly to the now fragrant mixture in the pan, sauté until slightly cooked.
- Pour in vinegar, soy sauce and 3/4 of the can Coke. Lightly stir the pot, cover slightly and bring to a gentle boil.
- Turn down the heat to medium, stirring the pot occasionally to avoid the pork sticking to the bottom of the pan.
- Cook until meat is tender and caramelised. Serve over rice. Drink your remaining Coke with some rum. Cheers!