Chinese Pig Trotters Slow Cooked with Soy Beans

Chinese Pig Trotters Slow Cooked with Soy Beans


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This is a traditional Chinese dish that is seen as unusual by some but is very tasty and worth a try. Serve with rice.


Serves: 2 

  • 1kg pig's trotters
  • 4 cups (1 litre) water
  • 250g dried soy beans, rinsed and soaked for 12 hours
  • 3 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine
  • 5cm stick cinnamon
  • 2 pods whole star anise
  • 100g rock sugar

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:3hours35min  ›  Extra time:12hours soaking  ›  Ready in:15hours55min 

  1. Wash the pig's trotters, pluck off any hair and cut them into 6cm chunks. Put into a big saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil and drain.
  2. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil over high heat. Add the soy beans and pig's trotters then bring back to the boil.
  3. Transfer all these ingredients into a slow cooker. Add the soy sauce, salt, rice wine, cinnamon stick and star anise pods and stir well.
  4. Cook for about 3 hours or until the soy beans and trotter's skin becomes very soft. Add the rock sugar and cook until it dissolves.
  5. Ladle everything into a big bowl and serve.


Pig's trotters can be purchased at your local butchers. You may need to place a special order for them.
Rice wine and rock sugar can be purchased in Asian speciality shops.

Gluten Free

For Gluten free options, ensure you use the Wheat free soy sauce. Most standard soy sauces are wheat brewed.

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