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How to cook Sweet and Sour Pork

Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe is a Chinese dish, a popular Cantonese cuisine and often seen on menus in restaurants around the world. Now there’s no need to order takeout of this tasteful dish when you can do this in your own kitchen. Follow these quick and easy steps on how to cook Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe surely you will enjoy this flavorsome dish! It is made up of sliced pork, cut into serving pieces, marinated and dredged in cornstarch or flour and then deep-fried until golden and crispy.

The sweet and sour sauce is made from rice vinegar, brown sugar and ketchup. Vegetables like red and green bell pepper, carrots, and red onions are used to add flavor and complements the pork which makes this dish more delightful.

sweet and sour pork recipe

Sweet & Sour Pork Ingredients:

  • 1/2 kilo pork-loin, cut into pieces
  • 1 small can Pineapple chunks
  • 1 large Onion, cut into quartered
  • 1 green bell peppers, cut into strips
  • 1 red bell peppers, cut into strips
  • 2 tbsps. Soy sauce
  • 3 tbsps. Canola oil
  • 4 tbsps. Cornstarch
  • 3 tbsps. Tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 cup white Vinegar
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 cups Water

Sweet and Sour Pork Cooking Instructions:

  • In a deep pan, add pork and pour 2 cups of water, add salt, then apply heat and bring to a boil until the pork is tender, then drain and set aside the stock.
  • In a separate wide bowl add soy sauce and cornstarch, mix together then coat the pork.
  • Fry the coated pork in a frying pan until golden brown then set aside.
  • In a 1/2 cup of Pork stock dissolve the remaining cornstarch then set aside.
  • In another pot, add oil then saute onions and garlic.
  • Add-in pineapple chunks including the syrup, bell peppers, , ketchup, sugar, vinegar,  dissolved cornstarch, and salt
  • Stir well until the sauce thickens.
  • Place the fried pork in a platter then pour-in the sweet and sour sauce.
  • Best served with Hot steamed rice

sweet and sour pork recipe

Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe is a popular Chinese cuisine and often seen on menus in Philippine restaurants.

sweet and sour pork recipe

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4 Responses

  1. marissa

    May 8th, 2008 at 11:52 pm


    can we use fish instead of pork for this sweet and sour recipe?

  2. Aneika

    November 7th, 2008 at 12:56 am


    @marissa. yeah, ii think thats what u call “escabetche”.

    @ recipe, gotta try this one!

  3. bhel

    November 18th, 2009 at 10:24 pm


    easy recipe to prepare!!! thnx for the idea. Cooking everyday and thinking the food to prepare the following day makes my brain drain. You’re of great help.

  4. tonet

    December 23rd, 2009 at 2:36 am


    i love ds recipe- sweet n sour pork..yummy.

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