Sweet & Sour Pork
Everyone loves Sweet & Sour Pork and you can just ask for this by its name in any Chinese restaurant all over the world. However, there are many variations of this dish in terms of presentation and colour, but basically, it is the unique combination of sweetness and sourness that makes this dish a hit!
I have written another recipe on Sweet & Sour Pork earlier here.
But this version below is a simple and traditional style that I usually cook at home. 😉
Ingredients & Method :-
500gm of pork belly, cut into bite-sizes. Marinate with 1 egg, 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp sugar, 1 tsp of sesame oil, a good shake of pepper, and 3 tbsps of cornstarch. Set aside for a hour, longer is better.
Meanwhile, cut up some vegetables into similar sized chunks – cucumber, large onion, tomatoes, sweet bell pepper. Have some chopped garlic ready, too.
For the sauce, mix together – 1/2 cup tomato ketchup, 3 tbsps white vinegar, 2 tbsps brown sugar, 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1/4 cup water and 1 tbsp cornstarch. The ingredients can be adjusted according to your taste.
Some chopped coriander leaves and julienned green onion for garnishing and aroma.
Start cooking by deep frying the pork pieces in hot oil by batches until they are cooked and golden brown like this ===>
Set aside the fried pork belly.
In a heated wok with 2 tbsp of oil, fry chopped garlic until it is golden in colour, Add in the large onions and stirfry for 2 minutes. Tip in the rest of the vegetables and after a minute of stirfrying ….
.... pour in the sauce and keep stirring until ….
… it comes to a boil. Immediately, check the sauce and adjust it accordingly to your taste. Put in the fried pork pieces, stir thoroughly to mix the sauce and the pork and turn off the fire. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and green onions and serve immediately with hot steam rice.
Voila! Your Sweet & Sour Pork is served! Bon Appetit! 😀