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Pork in Sweet Sour Sauce

This recipe is easy to cook and it is restaurant type of dish. It is served in some Chinese restaurants or fastfood chains. Sweet and sour pork is very similar to fish escabeche or sweet and sour fish style of cooking.


1/2 kilo lean pork
1 large size onion, quartered
3 tomatoes, quartered
1 carrot (strips, 2″ long)
2 bell pepper, red & green (strips)
2 stalks celery (1&1/2″ long)
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
1 small can pineapple tidbits
1 cup catsup
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp flour
1 tbsp salt
1 tsp MSG

How to cook Pork in Sweet Sour Sauce:

  • Cut pork into small serving pieces. Boil in 1 & 1/2 cup water with a little salt. When tender, drain.
  • Set aside broth to be used later. Sprinkle flour on pork. Fry until golden brown. Sauté minced garlic until brown.
  • Add altogether onion, tomatoes, celery, carrot, and pepper strips. Stir. After 3 minutes or until half-cooked, add catsup, pineapple tidbits (with syrup), and broth.
  • Season with soy sauce and MSG. Do not overcook the vegetables. Thicken with dissolve cornstarch. When it boils pour over fried pork.

Sweet and Sour Pork

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4 Responses to “Pork in Sweet Sour Sauce”

  1. Rose Bruner says:

    I’m not a good cook… I am very interested to cook Pork in Sweet Sour Sauce soon….. but there’s one ingredient which i dont understand the word MSG. What is the meaning of MSG?

    Appreciate your quick reply. Thanks.

  2. admin says:

    Thanks Rose for posting, MSG means Mono Sodium Glutamate.

  3. jhojho says:

    sana may mga bagung recipe pa kayo na ok lutuin dito sa UAE
    sobrang mahilig kasi akung mag luto kaso lang di na fresh ang pork dito
    kaya parang di ako na sasarapan sa mga niluluto ko.
    at parang iba din ang lasa ng karne ng baka dito napansin ko lang.

  4. meetch says:

    additional info.. @ rose bruner.. Mono sodium glutamate is the vet chin in layman’s term,..

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