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Wednesday, July 5, 2017


This is my second posting for Sweet and Sour Pork dish.  It is a simple dish and not that difficult to prepare yet the result is awesome.  
As the name implies, the sauce is sweet and sour and blends perfect with the crispy fried meat pieces.  There is only one thing to note, if the pineapples you add in is very sweet, you can reduce the sugar a little otherwise you may find it too sweet to your taste buds.  I find the sweetness acceptable but my hubby mentioned it is too sweet.  Anyway, serve with plain white rice, it is tasty good.
Lovely home-cooked Gu Lao Rou, crispy meat in sweet and sour sauce ,crispy capsicum and sweet pineapple slices.
Recipe adapted from Chinese Cuisine Cookbook
[serves 3-4]
300 gm pork tenderloin – slice ½ cm thick pieces
1 tbsp  light soy sauce, dash of pepper, 1 egg yolk and 1 tbsp cornstarch
3 tbsp potato starch or more
1 red chilli – seeded and cut wedges
1 green capsicum – seeded and cut wedges
1 slice ripe pineapple – cut wedges
Enough oil for frying
Sauce [combined]
3 tbsp each vinegar, tomato sauce, sugar and water
1/3 tsp salt
1 tbsp cornstarch + 2 tbsp water

  1. Season meat slices with marinade for at least 20 minutes, then coat with potato starch before frying.
  2. Heat enough oil in a deep pan, deep fry meat slices until cooked and crispy for about 3 minutes.   Drain.  Reheat oil, return fried meat to fry again until crispy [optional].  Drain.
  3. In  a separate wok, pour in sauce, bring to boil then add in all the cut ingredients.  Toss well and add in crispy fried meat.  Mix thoroughly to coat well.
  4. Dish up, serve immediately.
Cookbook Countdown

I am sharing this post with Cookbook Countdown Event #19 hosted by Joyce and Emily of Kitchen Flavours and Emily's Cooking [Makan2] Foray respectively


Phong Hong said...

Kimmy, this is one of my favorite dishes. Cannot resist every time see in on the menu. Just what I need to get back my appetite hee..hee..

kitchen flavours said...

A dish that is a favourite with everyone, especially kids! Looks delicious, Kimmy.

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, it's yummylicious and a simpler recipe than my first posting on Gu Lao Rou. The fried meat pieces are crispy and tasty even without the sauce.

Kimmy said...

Hi Joyce, a favourite with my family too, just that I didn't want to prepare this often because of the deep-frying part.

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