Simplified & Delicious Pork Trotter in Black Vinegar (简易&美味猪脚醋)


Post & Recipe in English and Chinese (中英食谱)

“A traditional pork dish for the Khek ”


This delicious pork trotter in black vinegar is easily cooked with my recipe

Even using just the normal black vinegar, my trick to cook this delicious pork trotter dish is only one simple ingredient needed, palm sugar. That’s it!

Yes, it’s Okay if you do not have the conventional sweet vinegar that meant to use in this Chinese black vinegar pork trotter dish. My recipe uses the usual black vinegar, plus Gula Malacca (Gula Melaka) to create the uniquely delicious taste. It’s deceptively simple!



Serves 4-5


2kg pork trotter, cut 

500g black vinegar 

200g fresh ginger (Bentong ginger), peeled and thickly sliced 

130g palm sugar (Gula Melaka) 

100g light soy sauce 

20g black beans, soaked in cool water overnight 

Water, to cover all ingredients in pot

Optional: Hard boiled eggs





200g 文东姜,去皮,切厚片







(1) Soak black bean in tap water overnight, drain and store in freezer for at least 2 hours. 

(2) Other than water, place all ingredients, including frozen black bean, in pot and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add water enough to cover all ingredients in pot. Bring to a boil again. Reduce heat, if opted for eggs, may add in now. Continue simmer with lid on, for 45 minutes. 

(3) Heat off. Let the heat stand for 3 hours, without removing the lid at all. When ready to serve, heat up the pot again before serving with steamed rice. 





Never though it’s that easy to cook this deceptively complicated traditional dish, right? :D A serving of my black vinegar pork trotter counts about 600kcal. 1 braised egg counts about 90kcal.

没想到是那么容易就能学会这道看似复杂的传统佳肴吧? :D 猪脚黑醋一份约600大卡。这里卤过的蛋一颗约90大卡。

Credit to: Dear papa, thanks for cooking this for me, and sharing your secret recipe to my fans.


Tips: To add hard boiled eggs, place the eggs only at the stage of simmering. 

*If the sweet black vinegar is insisted, just reduce the amount of palm sugar will do. Don’t eliminate the palm sugar entirely, it helps to elevate the unique taste.

*Insist on using Bentong ginger. It’s the essence of the taste. Available in most wet markets.

*Wanting thick broth, just reduce the addition of water.

*To soak and freeze the black bean will shorten its cooking time by half. Black beans are packed with nutritions.






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