A Traditional Chinese Delicacy: Black Sweet Vinegar Pork Trotter
Black Sweet Vinegar Pork Trotter is a traditional Chinese dish often cooked as a confinement food. The Chinese believes that this dish would boost post natal immunity for women during confinement. Nevertheless, it is now a common dish enjoyed by everyone in the family. The natural collagen of pork trotters is very good for one’s health too. This dish is now commonly sold today in many chinese restaurants that sell authentic pork dishes.
Sweet, Sour and Savoury, All In One Dish
The main ingredients for a nice pot of this dish are just the pork trotters/pork knuckles, ginger and the sweet sour vinegar. It’s full of ginger aroma and the pig’s trotters are so moist, tender and succulent after the slow simmering in the aromatic yet pungent sweet and sour black vinegar. Both old and younger ginger are used in this pork trotter stew to bring out the best flavour, as old ginger gives the heat and young ginger gives the gingery aroma.It’s a wonder how such an easy recipe can result in such a great flavourful dish!
A Classic Heirloom Recipe
Every family has its own version of this pork trotter dish. My version is from my beloved mum’s recipe taught to me by my sister as I did not have the opportunity to learn from her. And it’s a SURE family favourite. The perfect balance of sweetness, sourness and flavours from the black vinegar make this dish simply irresistible.