Friday, December 9, 2011

Braised Pork Trotter with Assam Keping-阿三皮酸猪手

My husband and my son kept nodding their heads while eating assam pork trotters. You can imagine how delicious the dish is. Compared to my previous post 'Spicy, Sweet & Sour Trotter', I will prefer this dish. no doubt both of them have a somewhat similar taste, the sourness of assam and vinegar brings out a different class of sourness. It is tough to use words to describe the awesomeness of food so you will have to give it a try to understand the supremacy of this popular dish.

Recipe: Adapted from Yum Yum No.67
(I have slightly modified the original recipe)

1 pork trotter, cut into pieces
1 tbsp oil
1500ml water
6 shallots, peeled
8 dried chillies
10 pieces assam keping ( dried tamarind slices)

1 tsp salt
3 tbsp sugar

1) Blanch pork trotter in boiling water for 5 minutes. Dish and drain.

2) Heat up oil, stir-fry shallots and dried chillies until aromatic.

3) Add in the remaining ingredients and bring to boil over high heat. Lower the heat and cook until trotter is tender. Dish up and serve.



  1. My confinement lady actually cooked this for me during my 2nd delivery and it was lip smacking good.
    I have yet tried to reproduce it, and thanks for your recipe.

  2. I cooked this tonight. I'm sure I will enjoy it tomorrow.
    Thanks for the recipe.