Pig’s Trotters Braised in Black Vinegar

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Appears in
Chinese Heritage Cooking

By Christopher Tan and Amy Van

Published 2018

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Although originally a Cantonese dish, this dish is now prepared across the Chinese community as a confinement staple for mothers after childbirth. The collagen and protein in the trotters and eggs nourish, the sesame oil speeds skin healing, the ginger relieves nausea and warms the body (thought to be filled with cool ‘wind’, post-partum), the vinegar warms the body and detoxes the blood. This dish tastes better a day or two after cooking. Stored refrigerated in an airtight container and on