Sweet and Sour Pork

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Sweet and Sour Pork

This recipe is finely selected by China Travel Golden Route and sponsored by ChineseFoodDIY.


  • 1 kg Pork Belly ( 1 inch cubes)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Brandy (optional)
  • 1 Egg (beaten)
  • 1 tbsp Cornflour
  • 600 ml Vegetable oil
  • 1 spring Onion (cut in to 1inch)
  • 100 g Canned bamboo shoot
  • 1 Green pepper (diced)


  • 3 tbsp wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp Tomato puree or sauce
  • 2 tbsp Orange juice
  • 1 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp Cornflour


  • Mix the pork cubes with salt & Brandy & leave to marinade for 15 minutes.

  • Blend the beaten egg, cornflour & add the pork cubes and turn until each cube is well coated.

  • Mix the sauce ingredients together in a bowl.

  • Heat the oil in a wok to 180 degree C or 350 degree F or until a cube of bread browns in 30 seconds. Add the pork cubes and deep fry for 3 minutes, then remove and drain on paper towels. Heat the oil again until smoking, return the pork with the bamboo shoots & fry for 2 minutes or until they are golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towels.

  • Now heat a pan and add the sauce mix and heat till slightly thick.

  • Mix the sauce with the meat & vegetable just before serving.

Source: " Real & Healthy Chinese Cooking" - Nicholas Zhou's cookbook with 500+ low carb and low fat recipes with 170+ colorful pictures. Based on a master chef's 40 years of cooking practice and 4 years of writing and research, it has helped 12,800 people worldwide improve their health.

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