Saute the garlic, onion and ginger in hot oil. Add chicken and cook until browned. Add fish sauce and water. Bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until chicken is tender, about 30 minutes. Add papaya and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add pepper leaves and cover. Let simmer for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat. Salt to taste.
Recipe courtesy of Carlita Domingo and Corinne Domingo