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Friday, November 23, 2012

Braised Pig Trotters in Sweet Sour Sauce

Another Nyonya Cuisine, which I should be using Pig Trotters but as I don't have any in my freezer, I used the ribs and pork belly instead.  Either or, it tasted super duper yummy. The pineapple makes this dish so appetizing.  It's savory, sweet and slightly sour.  Before getting the first taste, it already makes you salivate..slurp!

400g fresh pineapple, peeled, eye removed and cut into bite sizes (I used 1 small pineapple)
3 tbsp oil
1 1/2kg pig's trotters, cut into 2inch pieces (alternatively, pork ribs and/or a strip of pork belly)
1/2 tsp dark soy sauce
4 tbsp tamarind pulp soaked in 250ml water, stirred and strained
1/2 tsp salt or to taste
2 tsp sugar

Spice Paste:
100g chopped shallots
10 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tbsp ground dried red chillies

Blend spice ingredients together to a paste.

  • Heat oil in large pot, saute the spice paste until fragrant.
  • Add the pork, dark soy sauce, tamarind water (you may add more water if you want to have more gravy and if necessary for a more sourish taste, add more tamarind pulp if you wish), salt and sugar. 
  • Bring to boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 1 1/2 hours or until the meat is tender.
  • Add the pineapple slices and gently cook until the pineapple is soft and translucent. Remove from heat.
  • Leave to stand for several hours to allow the flavors to infuse into the meat.
  • Re-heat just before serving with steamed rice.


  1. Yummy! Syiok-nya! Definitely Thumbs Up! Belly up when seated, belly down when full! Hahaha! After that, ta-pau!

  2. Wow, looks yummy, never had this in sweet and sour before...

  3. Sounds delicious, but I don't eat pork.. can I try this with beef or some other meat?
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    1. Hi Divya, you can cook it with beef or lamb if you like. :)

  4. Un piatto molto gustoso e invitante!!! Complimenti per l'ottima proposta!!! Buon weekend!!

  5. Thats is so delicious!!!Thanks for sharing :)
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    2. Great dish! I love it! And those amazing pictures! In Poland, where I'm living, we love pig's trotters :-)

  7. mmm..i love sweet and sour pork trotters, pork ribs just as nice i supposed! this is so mouth watering, definately a thumbs up dish!!


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