1 tablespoon oil
1 small onion, peeled and chopped
3 pieces turmeric (about 3 tablespoons), peeled and julienned
3 pounds pork belly, cut into serving pieces
½ cup vinegar
1 cup water
2 bay leaves
salt and pepper to taste
- In a pot over medium heat, heat oil. Add onions, garlic and turmeric and cook until limp and aromatic. Add pork and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly seared and evenly colored with turmeric.
- Add vinegar and bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered and without stirring, for about 4 to 5 minutes. Add water and bay leaves. Continue to cook for about 2 to 3 minutes. Lower heat, cover and cook for about 50 minutes to 1 hour or until pork is fork tender and sauce is reduced. Season with salt and pepper to taste. You can leave a bit more sauce or continue to cook until pork begins to render fat. Serve hot.