• Prep Time 30 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Normal

Recipe Ingredient

  • 1 pair pig's ears
  • Sauce
  • 3cm cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 whole nutmeg, cracked. Break off a quarter for use. (Keep the rest for use later, sealed in a zipper log bag)
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 stalks spring onions
  • 6-7 tbsp good quality light soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1-2 tbsp sugar or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • Enough water
  • Thickening
  • 1 tbsp corn flour mixed with 1 tbsp water


  1. To clean the pig's ears, scrape the skin with a knife under running tap water until it is completely clean. Add 1 tablespoon salt to a big bowl of water. Put in the pig´s ears and wash thoroughly until it is perfectly clean. Remove and wash again.
  2. Combine all sauce ingredients in a saucepan. Put in the pig's ears and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, remove any scum that surfaces, then reduce heat and simmer until pig´s ears turn just tender. Remove and cool, then cut into slices. Return the cut slices to the gravy. Add thickening. Serve with chilli garlic sauce and cucumber slices.

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