Beef and Mushroom Adobo with Coconut Milk

1/2 kilo beef loin, cut into cubes
300 grams button mushrooms, whole
1 can coconut milk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
3/4 cup vinegar
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
1 tablespoon sugar
salt and pepper to taste
1 piece red chili(siling labuyo)(optional)
2 pieces bay leaves(optional)

Part 1
1. In a large pot, combine beef, vinegar, garlic, soy sauce, peppercorns, ground pepper and sugar.
2. Marinate for 2 hours.

Part 2
1. Bring to boil for an hour or until the beef is tender. Add water if necessary.
2. Remove the beef then reserve the sauce.

Part 3
1. In a pan, heat oil and saute the garlic from beef mixture.
2. Add beef meat and cook until browned on all sides.
3. Add button mushrooms then stir cook for 2 minutes.
4. Add coconut milk, bay leaves, red chili and sauce. Bring to boil.
5. Adjust seasoning according to taste. Simmer for 5 minutes.
6. Transfer to serving plate then serve with steamed rice.