Heat the cooking oil in a cooking pot.
Put-in the crushed garlic and whole peppercorn. Cook until the garlic turns light brown.
Add the mussels. Stir and cook for 2 minutes.
Put-in the bay leaves, add the soy sauce, and 1 tablespoon of toasted garlic. Let it boil. Simmer for 5 to 7 minutes.
Pour-in the vinegar. Let the liquid reboil. Stir and then cook for 3 minutes.
Add salt to taste. Transfer to a serving plate.
Top with the remaining toasted garlic. Serve.
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