3 pounds fresh pork butt, medium cubed 1 Tb. ground black pepper 2 tsp. garlic salt 1 cup soy sauce ½ cup water ½ cup fresh minced garlic ½ cup vinegar (sugar cane or cider vinegar if available) 5 bay leaves
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Season pork with pepper and garlic salt and evenly spread out in a half sheet pan or baking pan. Brown it in the oven for about 20 minutes. Transfer browned pork in a medium pot and add the soy sauce, water, garlic, vinegar, and bay leaves. Cover and simmer for about half and hour or until tender.
If there is a lot of liquid in the pan, uncover and simmer a little bit more to reduce the liquid. Best served very hot or even reheated the next day.