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Oven Roasted Pig Feet

1, Wash pig feet clean. I bought the pig feet from supermarket and they were chopped already.

2, Put pig feet in a pot, add in enough water covers them all.

3, Bring to boil and boil for 8-10 mins.

4, Take out the pig feet, Wash off all the dirt.

5, Put pig feet into pressure cooker, Add in 1 tbsp rock sugar, 1 tbsp light soy sauce, 1/2 tbsp dark soy sauce, bay leaves, ginger slices, star anise and cinnamon.

6, Cook under high pressure for 40 mins. Pig feet will become very soft and juicy.

7. Preheat oven to 200 degree C.

8, Place pig feet in the baking tray with skin side up. Poke the skin with a fork and sprinkle chili powder, five spice powder and white sesame. and roast for 10-15 mins.

Roasted Chicken That I Have No Idea How Many Times I have Tried

I have tried roasted chicken in many different ways so many times that I cannot even count.

But I guess as long as my husband loves roasted chicken, I will never stop my way of exploring. Since he will never be fed up with roasted chicken, so I guess I will just keep on trying.

1. Prepare herbs, I chose rosemary and thyme. You can also use fresh herbs.

2. Stuff a pieces of butter under the skin on chicken’s breast with chopped herbs.

3. Sprinkle salt and olive oil all over the chicken and inside too.

4. Preheat oven to 200 degree C.

5. Place chopped onion in the baking tray.

6. Place a lemon inside the chicken. Tie the chicken with kitchen twine.

7. Roast chicken for 50-60 mins.

Chicken will be beautifully brownish colored. Remove the kitchen twine. Cut chicken into pieces. Squeeze lemon to let lemon juice with juice in the tray. Heat a bit to reduce sauce. Drizzle sauce all over the chicken.


Butter & Honey Roasted Pork Belly

Preheat oven to 180 degree C.

Melt a small pieces ( around 10 g) butter in the pan by medium heat. Then add in 2 tsp honey. Mix them well.

Place a strip of pork belly in the pan. Fry two sides till golden brown.

Turn off the stove. Pour butter & honey into baking pan. Then put pork belly into baking pan too. Sprinkle some salt over pork belly’s skin.

Put baking pan into oven. Roast for around 40 mins.

Cut into small chunks and serve.

Even the skin part tastes very chewy. Meat is very tender.

Roasted Pig Knuckle

Use knife to make one or two slices on the thick skin. Then prepare celery leaves, onion, and garlic. Chop them into small granules or pieces. Sprinkle some salt on knuckle. Then cover the knuckle with chopped vegetable mixture and wrap them tightly with a plastic outside. Put in the fridge overnight.

1. Take off the plastic wrap and wash off the vegetable mixture on the surface.

2. Steam knuckle for 50 mins.

3. Preheat oven to 220 degree C. Put steamed knuckle in oven and bake for 40 mins. You can move the knuckle to make the color evenly brown while baking.

After baking, the skin of knuckle becomes very crispy. The inside is very tender and juicy.

Roast Chicken/Duck

Original recipe:


I guess many people know Beijing Roast Duck. Crispy roast duck is popular in China. Duck meat will be cut into slices, and wrapped with cucumber strips and sweet bean sauce. I can eat a lot. 

It should be crispy roast duck, but I only found big ducks in supermarket. So I decided to try with a small chicken.

1. Pour hot boiled water onto whole chicken.

2. Use a bottle ( with water inside) to make chicken stand and dry it. The chicken’s skin will become tightened and bright.

Oh! Poor chicken. 😦

Later you will suffer heated roasting. Please cool as much as you can now.

It will take hours till chicken’s surface is completely dry. So I used a fan to blow directly at the chicken. 

3. Prepare the mixed sauce to brush chicken.

Vinegar: 1 tsp

Cooking wine: 2 tsp

Honey: 2 tsp

Water: 2 tsp ( said in original recipe, but I forgot)

4. When the chicken is totally dry. Brush the mixed sauce onto the skin evenly and completely. Then dry it.

5. After chicken’s skin becomes dry, brush again. Dry it.

6. Stuff chicken with Apple chunks ( wet bun also used in original recipe, but I didn’t use it). And close chicken’s bottom with toothpicks.

7. Preheat oven to 200 degree C. Put chicken on the grill with breast side up. Under the grill put a baking pan covered with aluminum foil and filled with a little water.

8. Roast with 170 degree C for 40 mins. Then flip chicken over and roast for 20 mins. ( after totally roasted 60 mins, I found the chicken’s color is still a little light, so I roast it for another 20 mins, with the breast side up. And I also took all the apple chunks out.)

After it’s done, take it out and cut into small pieces, which I am not good at.

Then wrap chicken slices with cucumber and sweet bean sauce. Hmmm, so yummy.

I still think I didn’t dry it longer enough. The skin could be more crispy. But the chicken is tender inside. Very delicious.