This is my first time to cook this dish. I thought it was good because everybody in our home ate it. I guess my different style of cooking has got to do with it. Instead of soda, I only used sugar and water. Then salt and pepper to taste, no soy sauce. Of course, liver spread and tomato sauce. After that, I carefully watched the water to thickened (thick as gravy sauce) together with potatoes, carrots,red bell pepper and tendered beef. It's done.