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Sweet and Sour Pork I

Rated as 4.66 out of 5 Stars

"This is a very popular dish in Singapore. Tender pork pieces combined with peppers, tomatoes, pineapple and onion in a sweet and sour sauce. I hope you will like it."
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45 m servings 900
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Cut the pork into 1-inch cubes. In a medium bowl, combine the salt, baking soda, and 1 tablespoon water. Whisk in the egg. Place the pork pieces in the bowl and turn to coat. Set aside while you prepare the other ingredients.
  2. Whisk the white sugar, salt, and cornstarch together in a small bowl. Stir in the vinegar, ketchup, plum sauce, and water.
  3. Place the tapioca flour in a large, resealable plastic bag. Place the pork pieces in the bag with the flour and shake the meat around until all the pieces are coated with the flour. Discard the marinade and excess tapioca flour.
  4. Heat 1 cup oil in a large skillet or wok over medium high heat. Working in batches, place the pork pieces in the oil and fry for 5 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown on all sides. Remove the pork from the oil and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Carefully pour out the frying oil into a separate container to cool.
  5. Pour 2 tablespoons fresh cooking oil into the pan. Over medium-high heat, stir-fry the green bell pepper, red chile pepper, pineapple, onion and tomato until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in the reserved sauce mixture. Bring sauce to a boil, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 3 minutes. Return pork pieces to the skillet, mix well, and serve immediately.


  • Editor's Note:
  • Tapioca starch, also called tapioca flour, can be found in Asian markets and in the gluten-free section of some supermarkets.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 900 calories; 71.1 39.6 27.1 117 1281 Full nutrition

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We really liked this recipe. Even my picky teenager came back for seconds! I totally skipped dipping the pork in the egg and dredging it - still turned out fantastic and crip! Not big on gree...

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This dish was way too salty for me. I don't usually have that problem, but the salty flavor seemed to be way overpowering. I was suprised how easy the recipe was, though. I used regular flour...

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We really liked this recipe. Even my picky teenager came back for seconds! I totally skipped dipping the pork in the egg and dredging it - still turned out fantastic and crip! Not big on gree...

This is a fantastic recipe and as I'm Singaporean, I can tell you that it's certainly authentic! I think one step was missed out, as pointed out by another reviewer - after the water, salt and b...

This was really great, and I am one who makes a lot of Asian food. Don't worry if you don't have tapioca starch, regular cornstarch (or sweet rice flour) works fine.

Delicious recipe and easily adjustable to what you have on hand. I think you are supposed to beat the egg into the salt, soda, water mixture-then put the pork to it and then drop it in the corns...

I made this several days ago and the family is already asking for a repeat! I dredged the meat in corn starch rather than tapioca, and I omitted the tomatoes. Thank you for sharing this one Je...

This turned out to be really good. I didn’t have any “tapioca starch” (I hear they have some in Singapore, but I couldn’t afford to fly there) so I used corn starch instead. I also beat an egg...

total and absolute yumminess!!! just tried it tonight and was glad I made double. This is definately a 5 star or more.

Wonderful dish, but it involves a lot of care! I used flour instead of starch (didn't have any handy at the time)... keep your skillet clean, flour will brown and burn after a while, giving your...

The dish is very tasty and you should get a award for this because it's excellent and eveyone loves it. Thanks, Jennifer!!!!!