Ingredients:
  • 2 pig’s trotters
  • 1 bottle of sweetened vinegar (Chinese commodity)
  • 5-6 tablespoon of light sesame oil
  • 1 large handful of black fungus soaked
  • 3 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 6-8 dried chillies
  • salt to taste
  • 1 large piece of ginger, break into smaller pieces, skinned and bruised
Method :
  1. Clean pig’s trotter well, removing hairs and any discolouration, quick boil in  water to rid of extraneous fat and blood.
  2. Heat a thick pot with sesame oil and fry ginger pieces and dried chillies
  3. Add pig’s trotter, black fungus and vinegar
  4. Note that minimal water is needed if at all It would only be used to make sure the meat was immersed. 
  5. Simmer on low  for several hours until the meat is tender
  6. Most people won't eat the fat that is rendered for dietary reasons. This isn't true for everyone but the solution is to place the dish in the fridge overnight to solidify the lard. Remove it easily when solidified.