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Sweet and Sour Pork (甜酸咕嚕肉)

Sweet and Sour Pork (甜酸咕嚕肉)

甜酸咕嚕肉, or Sweet and Sour Pork, is a classic Chinese dish that's a favorite in many restaurants and households. It features crispy, deep-fried pork pieces coated in a tangy and sweet sauce, often accompanied by pineapple chunks and colorful bell peppers. Here's how to make this delicious dish at home.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese


For the Pork:

  • 500 g pork loin cut into bite-sized cubes
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil for deep frying

For the Sweet and Sour Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

Additional Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 green bell pepper cut into chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into chunks
  • 1 onion cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


Prepare the Pork:

  • Season the pork cubes with salt and pepper. Dip them in the beaten egg, then coat with cornstarch.

Deep Fry the Pork:

  • Heat oil in a deep fryer or large pot to 180°C (350°F).
  • Fry the pork pieces in batches until golden brown and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

Make the Sweet and Sour Sauce:

  • In a saucepan, combine pineapple juice, white vinegar, ketchup, sugar, and soy sauce. Bring to a simmer.
  • Add the cornstarch and water mixture to the saucepan. Stir until the sauce thickens.

Stir-Fry Vegetables:

  • Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the bell peppers and onion, stir-frying until just tender.


  • Add the fried pork and pineapple chunks to the wok with the vegetables.
  • Pour the sweet and sour sauce over the pork and vegetables. Stir well to coat everything evenly.


  • Serve the Pineapple Sweet and Sour Pork hot with steamed rice.

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