Sweet & Sour Pork – 咕咾肉

Anyone who loves Chinese cooking will definitely like Sweet and Sour Pork aka 咕老肉!

This all time favourite is a cult classic. Crispy fried pork pieces, pineapple cubes, and the peppers… yummmmmm. The key to mastering the sauce is the right balance between sweet AND sour, so that it pairs itself really well with the meat.

It’s a really straightforward dish to make too, and best eaten right after cooking. So get your tummy ready and try out this dish!

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  • Servings:

  • Time: 20 mins

  • Skill: Intermediate

Ingredients

  1. Pork

  2. 200g pork shoulder

  3. 1 tsp light soy sauce

  4. 1 tsp rice wine

  5. 1 tsp corn flour

  6. Batter

  7. ½ cup plain flour

  8. ¼ cup corn flour

  9. 1 tsp baking soda

  10. pinch Salt

  11. 1 tsp cooking oil

  12. 1 egg

  13. ½ cup water

  14. Sauce

  15. 2 tbsp ketchup

  16. 1 tsp plum sauce

  17. ½ tsp rice vinegar

  18. ½ tsp worcestershire

  19. 1 tsp oyster sauce

  20. 1 tsp corn flour

  21. 1 tsp sugar

  22. 2 tbsp water

  23. 1 clove of garlic

  24. ½ red bell pepper

  25. ½ green bell pepper

  26. 2 pcs of pineapple rings

Instructions

  1. Marinate 200g pork shoulder with 1 tsp light soy sauce, 1 tsp rice wine, 1 tsp corn flour

  2. Mix and let it marinate for 25 mins

  3. Cut ½ of both red and green bell peppers into cubes

  4. Cut 2 pcs of pineapple rings into small pieces

  5. Chop 1 clove of garlic

  6. Sift ½ cup plain flour with ¼ cup corn flour

  7. Add 1 tsp baking soda, pinch of salt, 1 tsp cooking oil, crack an egg and then ½ cup water into the flour

  8. Mix batter until smooth

  9. Coat pork with batter

  10. Deep-fry until golden brown

  11. For the sauce: Add 2 tbsp ketchup, 1 tsp plum sauce, ½ tsp rice vinegar, ½ tsp worcestershire, 1 tsp oyster sauce, 1 tsp corn flour, 1 tsp sugar, 2 tbsp water, and mix.

  12. Heat the wok and stir fry garlic, then the bell peppers and pineapples

  13. When you can smell the peppers add in the fried pork pieces and then the sweet and sour sauce

  14. Toss and cook until the sauce thickens, it's done