2 1/4 lbs pork belly, skin on
2 bay leaves
175 ml vinegar
1 tablespoon salted bean curd, mashed
60 ml soy sauce
1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
75 g raw peanuts, shelled
2 tbsp (35 g) brown sugar
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1. Parboil whole pork belly in about a liter of water for 10 minutes, then cut into 5 equal portions.
2. Reserve broth.
3. With a sharp knife, carefully score skin side of each portion making criss-cross slits, approximately 1 cm apart and 0.5 cm deep, then place in a bowl with all the remaining ingredients and marinate in the refrigerator overnight.
4. The next morning, bring the reserved broth to boil, add pork with remaining ingredients, and cook for 1 1/2 hours, until meat is tender.