“YEAH!! Pig Feet!” my kids would cheer in unison when they see me preparing one of their favorite dishes: Pig Feet with Soy Bean.

I love to make this dish too. It is super cheap, and really easy to make. You can buy a nicely packaged pig feet in just about any Asian market for about three dollars.

Key ingredients:

Pig Feet: I usually buy the back feet. If you want more meat, you can buy the larger front feet pack.

One Pack of Pig Feet

Soy Bean: I use about half a cup of dry soy bean, and soak them in water overnight.

Soak Dry Soy Beans overnight

Garlic: A whole head of garlic cloves.

Green onion: 3 strings of green onion, cleaned, cut off just the ends.

Cooking wine: ¼ cup of cooking wine.

Dark Soy Sauce: ¼ cup of dark soy sauce. No salt is necessary, since dark soy sauce is already very salty.

Vinegar: 1/3 cup of dark vinegar.

Rock Sugar: These candy pieces come in different sizes, eyeballing about 1/3 cup worth.


Water: 1/3 cup of water. And add more as needed.

Cooking oil: 1/4 cup of cooking oil.

Preparation: 15 min.
Cook time: 3-4 hours (low heat simmering).

1. Prepare a large cooking pot with cooking oil.
2. When the cooking oil is hot put the garlic cloves in.
3. Then carefully lower pig feet into the frying pan. Braise the pig feet in high heat for about 3 minutes on each side.

Braising the pig feet

4. Turn off the stove. Drain the water from the soaked soy beans, then add the soy beans into the pot with the pig feet.
5. Add the rest of the ingredients in.

Pig feet with all the ingredients

6. Turn the stove back on with high heat, bring to a boil.
7. Then turn to low heat to simmer for about 3 to 4 hours. Turn the pieces in the pot every 30 minutes or so. Add more water if needed to avoid the pot becoming too dry.
8. Optional: just add more water if you want more of the sauce. This sauce is great on white rice.


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