A must have dish during your confinement period.

There are many benefits to this dish.

The black vinegar helps to purify the blood and cleanses the arteries. The ginger aids in driving out any “wind.” Brown sugar within the dish helps to regulate the body’s “dampness”. As a precaution against the vinegar being too acidic and might weaken the stomach, the glutinous ligaments and collagen of the pig’s trotters are in the dish to serve as a lubricant. Finally, the sesame oil aids the blood circulation, while the eggs provide nourishment to the body.

The ingredients in the dish include:

  • 2 kg pig’s trotters
  • 1kg skinned & slightly smashed old ginger
  • 4 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 800ml (4 cups) black vinegar
  • 1.5l (9 cups) water
  • 600g brown sugar
  • 4 nos shelled hard-boiled eggs


How to make the dish:

1. Give the pig’s trotters a thorough clean and cut into pieces.

2. Heat the sesame oil. Once hot, fry the old ginger until golden brown. The aroma of ginger will fill your kitchen.

3. Place the fried ginger into a large clay pot, while adding the vinegar, brown sugar, and water. Bring the ingredients to a boil. Simmer for around 30 minutes, or until the ginger is softened

4. Add the pig’s trotters to the mixture and continue to simmer for around two hours. or until the pig’s trotters are soft and tender.

5. Throw in the hard-boiled eggs into the mixture before serving.


The whole house was filled with the warming scent of ginger when my confinement nanny made this dish. Your appetite will increase with every spoon of it.

We hope that you will enjoy your confinement period with this delicious and nourishing recipe.