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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Loh Chi Sau (Braised Pork Trotters)

Today, I'm gonna share with you this melt-in-the-mouth braised pork trotters.  My family love this dish.  This is one of those dishes where it taste even better overnight.  The flavors seeped into the meat and the sauce will thicken up as the pork fat acts as a natural gelatin ..ooh just wonderful with hot steaming rice.

1 or 2 trotters cut into big pieces (Blanced with hot water as this will discard the strong odor of the pork. Strain and set aside)
2 pieces of 2 inches galangal - skinned and crushed lightly
A few pieces of Star Anise
2 tsp of cloves
2 tbsp of peppercorns - lightly crushed
2 bowls of water (you may need to more water until the pork is tender soft)
Chinese wine
Dark Soya Sauce
Light Soya Sauce
1-2 tbsp sugar (optional)

1. Heat a little oil in a pot.  Fry the star anise, cloves and galangal for a few minutes. Add the pork and fry for 1-2 mins.  Add the pepper.
2. Add the water, dark and light soya sauce and Chinese wine to taste.  If you'd like you can add a little sugar.
3. Simmer until the pork is tender.  May take an hour.

This dish is best cook in a claypot for enhanced flavor in the cooking.


  1. Looks so mouthwatering & a great comforting dish too! Now I wanna tambah nasi to go with this. Drooling! :)

  2. This dish reminds me of my hubby's grandma so much. She made this for us when she visited us in Australia many years ago but now she is too old to cook. What a comfort food! The skin is soft and gluey....mouthwatering already!

  3. I miss pork knuckles! This looks droolworthy!

  4. It looks delicious!
    Thanks for visiting me!

  5. nice flavor combinations, looks yummy

  6. Melt-in-the-mouth braised pork trotters... my meat-loving husband will love this!

  7. Such mouth-watering pictures of the dish.

  8. Que recuerdos de infancia mamá nos hacía manitas de cerdo en guisos y entrantes me gustaría probarlas nuevamente,abrazos hugs,hugs.

  9. Yum, yum! Eat with chili padi and toh-you! Best-nya!

  10. Hi Jenn, nice dish and the gravy look so delicious but I look see,look see cos I only take lean meat. Beautiful click.

    Have a nice day, regards.

  11. Look delicious and the garlic my weakness.

  12. I love braised pork trotters...It's one of those dishes I eat a lot of rice with

  13. did you make this during cny? i also cooked this during cny. Eat already sure good luck! hahaha!


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