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Pig Trotters in Tomato Sauce

This pork dish is my favorite. Only a handful of restaurants serve it and then it is not always available.
Servings: 4


  • 1 kg pig trotters or pork belly, cut into large chunks
  • 15 shallots
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp fermented and salted soy bean (taocho)
  • 200 g red chili paste
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • 3 tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp salt1 cup hot water


  • Blend shallots, garlic and taoco into thick paste in a blender.
  • Heat cooking oil in a wok. Stir fry paste over high heat for 3-4 minutes, until the paste thickened.
  • Add chili paste and stir-fry for another 2 minutes. Add tomato wedges and cook for another minute.
  • Add chunks of meat into the wok.
  • Season with dark soy sauce, sugar, and salt. Stir until combined.
  • Cook over medium heat until boiling.
  • Remove from wok and put into pot.
  • Simmer over low heat for 45 minutes.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice.