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Sweet and Sour Pork Made during D'Open Kitchen Cooking class

Sweet and Sour Pork

Almost every zi char stall will have sweet and sour pork on their menu and this is how popular this dish is in Singapore. This is one of the favourite dish to order when eating out. The secret to recipe for sweet and sour pork is the crunchy, crispy crust on the outside of the pork. Even after coating in the sweet and sour sauce, the crust should remain crispy for at least a good 20-30 minutes. If you are getting a soggy crust, you might be doing something wrong. Here is a recipe that can help you to perfect the classic sweet and sour pork recipe which you can WOW your family at dinner tonight!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 people
Calories 86 kcal

Equipment

  • Deep Fryer
  • Wok

Ingredients
  

Pork Marinade

  • 400 gram Pork, 2cm cubes (brine in water mixed with 1 tsp baking soda and 1 tsp salt for 30 mins)
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp Grated Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp White Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Light Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Hua Tiao Wine
  • 1/2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 qty Egg White
  • 1/4 tsp Double Acting Baking Powder
  • 1 tbsp Tapioca Flour

Dry Coating

  • 2 tbsp Tapioca Flour
  • 1 tbsp Rice Flour
  • 3 tbsp Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp Double Acting Making Powder

Sweet and Sour Sauce

  • 100 gram Tomato Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Plum Sauce
  • 3-4 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Worcester Sauce
  • 1 tbsp White Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Cornflour mixed with 4 tbsp water

Other Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mince Garlic
  • 1 qty Onion cut into wedges
  • 100 gram Bell Peppers mixture of green and red
  • 50 gram Cucumber cut into wedges
  • 50 gram Pineapple Canned cubed

Instructions
 

  • Cut the pork into 2 cm cubes and brine in water mixed with salt and baking soda for at least 30 mins.
  • Wash the pork under cold running tap water to wash off the baking soda and drain off the water. Dry the pork with paper towels.
  • Combine the marinade in a big mixing bowl and mix well with the pork cubes. Leave to marinade for at least 1-2 hours.
  • Bring it out from fridge and leave to room temperature before deep frying.
  • In a big mixing bowl, combine the dry coating and mix well.
  • Heat a wok of hot oil to 180C. Coat the pork cubes with dry coating evenly and deep fry until it turns golden brown.
  • Leave it on paper towel to drain off excess oil.
  • In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for the sweet and sour sauce and mix well.
  • Heat oil in wok. Sauté garlic and onions till fragrant. Add in the bell peppers, cucumbers and pineapples.
  • Stir in the sweet and sour sauce mixture.
    Add in the deep fried pork cubes and stir well and coat the pork cubes with the sauce evenly.
  • Add in the deep fried pork cubes and stir well and coat the pork cubes with the sauce evenly.
  • Garnish with some parsley and serve!
Keyword sweet and sour
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