Vinegar Pork Trotter

Friday, June 19, 2009

This is definitely one of my favourite dish. Normally this dish is cooked during confinement period. It was said that black vinegar are able to purify blood, old ginger to get rid of wind and brown sugar drives out dampness. Pigs' trotters were said to contain collagen which is beneficial for strengthening joints and lumbar while sesame oil were believed to be able to promote blood circulation and eggs was good for nourishing body.

For those who had tasted it before will either fall in love with it or 'turn off' by their sourish taste. For me, of coz I love the sweet, sourish and spicy taste of them. Therefore, who says this goodie can be taken only for confinement mommy? For vinegar pork trotter's lover, is doesn't matter at all. We can just have them irregardless confinement or not; male or female.

Stir fry ginger with sesame oil till brown and fragrant

Add in blanched trotter pieces and stir fry till brown

Set the trotter pieces aside

Transfer stir fry ginger with sesame oil in a big pot and add in vinegar and brown sugar

All set and ready to be serve


1 kg pig's trotter, chopped into big pieces
1 kg old ginger, washed and smashed with skin on
8 hard boiled eggs
5 tbsp sesame oil
600 ml black vinegar
260 g brown sugar
1000 ml water

  1. Blanch trotter in a pot of boiling water for 10 minutes. Drained.
  2. Heat sesame oil in a wok and fry ginger until brown and fragrant.
  3. Place trotter in the wok and brown the pieces slightly. Set aside.
  4. Transfer ginger, sesame oil into a big pot. Pour in vinegar and brown sugar.
  5. Bring to boil and gradually add water. Simmer for 30 minutes and add in the trotter pieces.
  6. Continue to simmer for an hour or so until trotter pieces are soft.
  7. Add in hard boiled eggs around 1/2 hour before serving and served with hot steamed rice.

Note: You can add in hard boiled eggs earlier if you prefer them to be harder.


s. stockwell said...

We are just now trying some of the more exotic parts of the animal here in California. We are loving cheeks and of course tongue and tail...this may be a stretch for us but thanks for the info. best, s

twinklestar said...

Tongue and tail? I haven't tried them before.. So we are the direct opposite... Maybe can explore it in future.... :)

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