Paksiw Na Pata

1 large pork knuckle (about 1 kilo)
cut into serving pieces

1 cup dried banana blossoms

½ cup oregano, washed

1 tsp. freshly ground pepper

3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed

2 cups water

1/2 cup vinegar

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup sugar

3 large bay leaves

Place the banana flower and oregano at the bottom of the pot and top it with the pork. Sprinkle freshly ground pepper and garlic all over. Pour in vinegar, water, soy sauce. Cover and bring to a boil.

When mixing, be careful not to touch the bottom where the banana blossoms and oregano were placed. This is to avoid the meat from sticking on the pot. If in case the mixture dries up without having the meat cooked yet, add more water. When meat is cooked, add bay leaves. Taste the sauce and make sure the sweet and sour taste comes out evenly. Neutralize the taste by adding sugar.