Braised pork trotters are a beloved dish in many Asian cuisines. It’s a rich, flavorful, and comforting dish that’s perfect for cold days or for any occasion. In this recipe, we’ll go through the steps of making a simple and delicious braised pork trotters dish.


  • 4 pork trotters
  • 10g ginger slices
  • 50ml Shaoxing wine
  • 50ml light soy sauce
  • 25ml dark soy sauce
  • 20g rock sugar
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 piece cinnamon bark
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Water


  1. Clean the pork trotters: Rinse the pork trotters under cold water to remove any dirt or debris. Then, blanch the trotters in boiling water for a few minutes to get rid of any impurities. After that, rinse the trotters under cold water again.
  2. Boil the pork trotters: In a large pot, add the pork trotters, ginger slices, and Shaoxing wine. Cover the trotters with enough water and bring it to a boil over high heat. Once the water boils, reduce the heat to low and let the pork trotters simmer for 10 minutes. Skim off any foam that rises to the surface.
  3. Add the seasoning: Add the light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, rock sugar, star anise, cinnamon bark, and bay leaves. Stir the ingredients to combine, and bring the mixture to a boil again.
  4. Simmer the pork trotters: Once the mixture boils, reduce the heat to low and let the pork trotters simmer for 2 hours, or until the meat is tender and falls off the bone. Add salt to taste.
  5. Let the pork trotters cool: Turn off the heat and let the pork trotters cool in the pot. This will help them absorb more flavor.
  6. Serve: Once the pork trotters are cool, remove them from the pot and place them on a plate. You can serve them with steamed rice or your favorite vegetables.

Tips for Making Braised Pork Trotters

  • For a richer and thicker sauce, you can add cornstarch or potato starch to the sauce.
  • You can also add other ingredients like garlic, scallions, or dried mushrooms to the pot for additional flavor.
  • If you don’t have Shaoxing wine, you can substitute it with dry sherry or rice wine.


Braised pork trotters are a classic dish that’s hearty, flavorful, and easy to make. This dish is perfect for any occasion, and it’s sure to impress your family and friends. Follow this recipe and enjoy a delicious and satisfying meal!