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Chinese Pig trotter with black vinegar recipe instanomss

Pig Trotter with Black Vinegar and Ginger Recipe | Chinese Pig Feet 豬腳薑醋

  • Author: Nancy Wu
  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours
  • Yield: 1 large pot 1x
  • Category: Chinese, postpartum
  • Method: Stew
  • Cuisine: Chinese


Chinese Pig Trotter with Black Vinegar and Ginger is one of my favourite winter dishes. It is also recommended for pregnant women and during postpartum period. This stew aids to keep new moms warm during the first month after birth. There is a lot of collagen from the pig trotter, its bones, and the hard boiled egg.


  • 100 grams old ginger 老薑
  • 100 grams young ginger 子姜
  • 1 tsp oil 茶匙油
  • 1/3 tsp salt 茶匙鹽
  • 4 bottles (600g each) sweetened vinegar 八珍甜醋
  • 200 ml black vinegar ( sour vinegar) 黑醋
  • one pig front leg or black leg 豬手 / 豬脚
  • 4 tbsp Dark Brown Sugar
  • 4-6 eggs 雞蛋
  • 4 tsp shaoxing wine 紹興酒
  • 5pcs Red Dates 红枣 *optional


Day 1

  1. wash and pat dry ginger. It must be fully air dried approximate 2 hours.
  2. tenderize and bruise the ginger. Also slice a few pieces of ginger
  3. Over medium heat, stir fry the ginger for 6 mins. Add 1 tsp oil, 1/3 tps salt, con’t to stir fry until ginger is fully dry. Otherwise wet ginger will promote bacteria and mold.
  4. In a large pot (preferably clay pot), pour 4 bottles of 600 grams each of sweetened vinegar, 200 ml black vinegar, 4 tbsp Dark Brown Sugar
  5. Boil at high heat. When bubbling, add in previously stir fried ginger.
  6. Once boiling, Reduce heat to low and cook for 2 hours.
  7. Turn off the heat and leave overnight.

Day 2

  1. Clean, wash and pat dry pig trotters. Cube
  2. Boil a hot pot of water, add a few slices of ginger, 4 tsp of shaoxing wine and pig trotters.
  3. Cover the lid and bring to boil.
  4. When it is boiling, turn to medium heat and cook for 30 mins.
  5. Once cooked, remove from water, and pat dry.
  6. Add to Day 1 cooked ginger and black vinegar pot.
  7. Boil at high heat. Reduce heat to low and cook for 2 hours.
  8. Turn off the heat and leave overnight.

Day 3

  1. Boil hard boil eggs for 15 mins.
  2. Add salt to the boiling pot. Salt helps to keep egg whites inside the shell even if the shell is cracked.
  3. Shock in cold water and remove the shell.
  4. Add the hard boil eggs to the Day 2 pig trotter with black vinegar and ginger pot.
  5. Boil at high heat. Reduce heat to low and cook for 1 hour.
  6. NOTE: To preserve this pot, bring to boil at high heat at least 3 times a week. Until consumed.
  7. I typically like to keep it in the fridge and reheat when I feel like eating some.
  8. Optional. Add red dates to your Pig Trotter with Black Vinegar and Ginger stew. Remember to remove seeds from the red dates.


Day 2 and Day 3 can be combined if you a lot yourself enough time.

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