800g pig trotters
2 tbsp sesame oil
300g old Bentong ginger, sliced
4 cloves black or white garlic
750ml black vinegar
1.5L hot water
100g gula melaka
Fresh coriander, for garnishing
1. Chop pig trotters into smaller pieces. Poach in pot of boiling water for 1 minute. Drain and set aside.
2. In a pan, heat sesame oil and fry ginger till golden brown.
3. Transfer ginger and garlic to big claypot. Add black vinegar, hot water and gula melaka. Bring to a boil for 10 minutes.
4. Add trotters and eggs. Boil for another 15 minutes and simmer for 1 hour, till trotters are tender.
5. Serve and garnish with coriander.
Did you know that eggshells are an excellent source of calcium? Cook eggs with the shells on, so the mineral will leach out into the dish.
Annie Yang, a traditional Chinese medicine enthusiast, contributed the recipe and nutrition tips. You can book her confinement meal service at Dine Inn.
(Photo: Young Parents)
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