When I stopped by my neighbourhood shop/mini-supermarket that day and bought the box of dates from Tunisia, the lady boss of the fruit and food shop at the far end in the other block of shops there happened to drop by as well. When she saw me, she said there were packed dishes available at her shop and asked me to go over and have a look.

I bought the beef rendang from those people here not too long ago but we did not think it was all that nice, definitely not something we would want to buy again. This time around, I saw that there was curry but it did not look all that nice either. The boss suggested that but I told him that in my opinion, we would be able to cook better. I did not want the stewed pork as well – we can cook our own too – but I do think it would be nice to have that with mantao.

That left me with just one more choice – the black vinegar pork leg/trotter. I had that the first time when my good friend, Lim’s wife just gave birth and the confinement lady cooked that. Not to be outdone, my missus went and cooked that soon after and yes, she could do it very well – hers was just as nice or maybe even better! Unfortunately, for reasons unknown, she never cooked it again. In the meantime, I had had it here and there – there are people selling it at a few places around town.

Well, in the end, I simply could not resist buying a tub (RM30.00)…

Black vinegar pork leg

– at least, that would save my missus the trouble of having to cook something for a day.

It did not look like a lot, not quite enough for two meals – lunch and dinner so I boiled some eggs…


…to stew in the sauce when heating up the dish. See my nicely-peeled eggs, Phong Hong! LOL!!!

Yes, there was just enough…

Black vinegar pork leg with stewed eggs

…for our lunch and our dinner that day and yes, I did enjoy it very much. It was a little on the sweet side and I thought it could do with a little bit more black vinegar but on the whole, it was quite all right the way it was. I sure would not mind buying that again the next time I see it at the shop.

OPPS KOPITIAM (2.294073, 111.827333) is located off Jalan Keranji, among the shops opposite the Sibu Public Library while SWEE HUNG (2.316161, 111.840441) is located along Jalan Ruby, in the block of shops on the right – next to a hair salon at the extreme end and on the other end, to the left is the Kim Won Chinese Medical Store and Mini-supermarket. Kim Tak Co. and Ah Kau Cafe are located in the other block on the left.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

7 thoughts on “Black…”

  1. When eating braised pork trotters rice, i would search for the lean meat to eat lolx.

    That was what the ladies did – they would not even eat the skin and the tendon, all that collagen. My missus would cut away all the fat when cooking – not nice anymore, not the same so I just told her, no need to cook pork leg anymore if she is going to do that. I shall go and eat it…outside, all be myself!

  2. The vinegar pig trotter looks good. The last time I had was during my daughter’s confinement, 4 years ago, such a long time already. I like it, sweet and sourish and very appetising.

    I do enjoy this dish. Will order when I see it at a stall in the coffee shops in town, nice change from the usual lor too kha.

  3. Ooohh…I love vinegar too khar! It should be that hard to cook. My auntie did mention once that it is better to boil the ginger in vinegar first and leave it overnight for better flavors. I have yet to cook this dish.

    I think it is quite easy actually, easier than cooking phak lor too kha (5-spice stewed/braised pork leg)…but I’ve never tried. My missus cooked once before, very nice…and the bottle of leftover black vinegar is sitting there on the kitchen shelf to this day. Sighhhhh!!!!

  4. My favorite too. 😋😋
    Yes, it taste better after overnight it’s just like our bek ting yoke.
    I like it neat, means only sweet and sour vinegar and no water added. Plus add in some gula Melaka, yum!

    Ooooo…next time you come back, must cook for me, can? LOL!!!

  5. That pork and egg dish reminds me of the Filipino dish called Humba, sweet with hints of sourness

    Oh? Will google and see. Maybe I can give that a try!

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