1. Combine chicken, soy sauce, and garlic in a large bowl. Mix well. Marinate the chicken for at least 1 hour. Note: the longer the time, the better
2. Heat a cooking pot. Pour cooking oil.
3. When the oil is hot enough, pan-fry the marinated chicken for 2 minutes per side.
4. Pour-in the remaining marinade, including garlic. Add water. Bring to a boil
5. Add dried bay leaves and whole peppercorn. Simmer for 30 minutes or until the chicken gets tender
6. Add vinegar. Stir and cook for 10 minutes.
7. Put-in the sugar, and salt. Stir and turn the heat off.Serve hot. Share and Enjoy!