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Sweet and Sour Pork (甜酸咕噜肉)

Sweet and Sour Pork (甜酸咕噜肉)

甜酸咕噜肉, or Sweet and Sour Pork, is an iconic Chinese dish that's universally loved for its delightful mix of tangy, sweet, and savory flavors. Featuring crispy fried pork chunks coated in a luscious sweet and sour sauce, this dish is sure to tickle your taste buds and make you reach for seconds.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese


For the Pork:

  • 400 g pork loin or pork shoulder cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour for dredging
  • 2 beaten eggs for coating
  • Oil for deep frying

For the Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

For the Stir-fry:

  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper diced (use colorful varieties for visual appeal)
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon oil


Prep the Pork:

  • Season the pork chunks with salt and pepper. Then dip them first into beaten eggs and then dredge them in the flour.

Deep Fry:

  • Heat the oil in a deep fryer or large wok to about 180°C. Deep fry the pork chunks until golden and crispy. Remove and set aside on a paper towel to drain excess oil.

Make the Sauce:

  • In a bowl, whisk together the pineapple juice, rice vinegar, ketchup, sugar, soy sauce, and cornstarch. Make sure there are no lumps in the mixture.

Stir-fry Vegetables:

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Add the minced garlic, diced onion, and bell peppers, and stir-fry for about 2 minutes or until slightly softened.

Add Pineapple:

  • Add the pineapple chunks to the skillet and stir well.

Add Sauce:

  • Pour in the sauce mixture and let it come to a simmer. The sauce should thicken slightly.

Combine with Pork:

  • Add the crispy pork chunks to the skillet, tossing them in the sauce to coat evenly.


  • Once the pork is well-coated with the sauce, transfer the dish to a serving platter.

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