I could dine happily on this savory dish alone. It is one of my favorites. The sugar and salt in the marinade cure the meat. I love the residual thick sauce because I can pour it over my steamed rice. In a departure from other clay pot dishes, 7Up or Sprite is used here instead of Coco Rico. The soda is a must as it works as a meat tenderizer as well as helping to retain moisture in the meat. Don’t be too concerned with the amount of salt; you should serve this dish with copious amounts of steamed rice.