Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Sweet and Sour Pork 生炒排骨

Sweet and Sour Pork
Ingredients for 2 Servings
  • 200g Pork ribs
  • Seasonings: 1/2 teaspoon sugar, 1/4 teaspoon corn starch, 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce, 1/2 teaspoon rice wine, a pinch of salt
  • 1/2 red, yellow and green bell peppers
  • 1/2 onion
  • sweet and sour sauce: 1/4 slab cane sugar, 2 tablespoons ketchup, 2 tablespoons white vinegar , 1 tablespoon warm water
  • Finishing: 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch, 1 tablespoon water
  • For deep fry: 1 cup vegetable oil
  • For batter: 4 tablespoons corn starch

  • Wash the pork ribs and cut into cubes. Marinade with seasoning ingredients for 30 min.
  • Remove bell peppers's ribs and seeds, then cut into cubes. Peel onions and slice into strips.
  • Break cane sugars into small pieces and dissolve with warm water.
  • Preheat oil in a saucepan.
  • Sprinkle corn starch on a small plate. Roll on the porks until coated evenly. Then deep fry the pork in hot oil until golden brown. Set it on kitchen papers to absorb excess oil.
  • Heat oil in another frying pan, add bell peppers and onions, stir fry for few minutes and set on a plate.
  • Pour in sweet and sour sauce ingredients in to the pan, taste and adjust the source if desired, then add finishing to thicken the sauce.
  • All ingredients return to pan, stir fry and mix well. The delicious sweet and Sour Pork is done, better serve with white rice. Enjoy!

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Mini Tips: 
The purpose of "Finishing" is thicken and smoothen the sauce. Infact, the corn starch would not dissolve in water naturally. I use my fingers to stir away the lumps in the corn starch water, stirring and pouring it into the pan at the same time. Then the finished sauce will be silky smooth.


  1. Thanks for sharing all these yummy recipes. I was looking for a red bean soup dessert and came across your blog. I will try your recipes.


  2. Thanks Melanie. Where are you from? Red bean soup is very common in Hong Kong, but also a classic hit. I'm so happy you like my blog.