This is one of our absolute favorite meals! We learned it from a couple different Fillapino friends. It can be made with chicken, beef, or pork (my favorite!)
Meat of your choice. Chicken legs/thighs are great, or breasts, or bite sized pieces of pork or beef (This week we're gonna have it with some venison a friend gave us)
1 cup soy sauce
2 cups vinegar ( We buy a spicy vinegar from a local Asian food store called "Sukang Maasim" or any spicy vinegar with garlic, onion, and chiles in it , but you can also use white vinegar. You may want 1/2 and 1/2 if you don't want it too spicy)
1 bay leaf (not totally necessary, but it adds a great flavor)
1. Brown the meat well - sometimes I use a little olive oil, sometimes just dry in a non-stick skillet if the meat seems to have a lot of fat.
2. add vinegar and soy sauce and bay leaf. (you may want to lean back when you add the vinegar unless you want your sinuses cleared.)
3. simmer 1/2 hour or so, until the meat is done
Eat with plain white rice. I make it in the rice cooker so it's nice and fluffy. I'm sure it's great with brown rice, but this is one meal my husband would insist on white rice for.