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Chinese Style Pig’s Feet

A dish you don’t see as often as we used to back in the day. Now, only a small handful of restaurants will serve this as their daily special. Every ethnicity has their own version of this recipe.
This was shared with me by my friend’s mom, who tells me this has been in their family for generations. Sweet, tangy and succulent.
Posted By: Deirdre K Todd
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 6 Serves
Calories 392 kcal


  • 3 lbs. pig’s feet 2-inch pieces
  • 12 c. water
  • 1 1/2 lb. ginger peeled, crushed
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 TB Hawaiian salt
  • 1 c. Chinese black vinegar
  • 1/2 c. white vinegar
  • 1 lb. wong tong (slab sugar) or dark brown sugar
  • 4 - 5 c. water as needed


  • In a large saucepot over medium high heat; combine pig’s feet and water.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes.
  • Drain. Return pig’s feet into pot with ginger, garlic, salt, vinegars, sugar and water to cover.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; simmer 2 hours.

How To Serve:

  • Serves 6.


Calories: 392kcalCarbohydrates: 95gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 2404mgPotassium: 581mgFiber: 2gSugar: 75gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin B1: 1mgVitamin B5: 1mgVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 114mgIron: 1mg
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