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sweet and sour pork|chinasichuanfood.com
Sweet and Sour Pork with Pineapple
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Chinese sweet and sour pork with pineapple is a featured dish from Chinese Cantonese cuisine. With its slightly sour and sweet taste and the fresh fruit flavor, it is mostly loved by people in American and also southern part of China.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Pineapple, pork, sweet and sour
Servings: 4
Calories: 414 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 150 g pork (pork butt or pork belly without skin)
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 green bell pepper , cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 red bell pepper , cut into small pieces
  • oil for deep frying , as needed
  • 1 cup cornstarch, divided , for coating
  • 1 small egg
  • 2 slices ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tbsp. light soy sauce
Sweet and Sour Sauce or 4 tbsp. well cooked sweet and sour sauce
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable cooking oil
  • 1 tsp. minced ginger
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. minced spring onion white
  • 1/2 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. ketchup
  • 4 tbsp. water
  • 1/4 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp. cornstarch + 2 tbsp. water
  1. Cut the pork into small cubes and place them in a large bowl. Add salt, ginger and light soy sauce. Set aside for 15 minutes. Crack the egg in and then mix in around 1/4 cup of cornstarch. 

  2. Add 1/2 cup of cornstarch in a plate and coat the pork cubes with starch.  Make sure each piece is dry and isolated.

  3. Prepare other side ingredients. And prepare the sweet and sour sauce in advance.  Heat up vegetable oil in pan or wok; add garlic, green onions and ginger to stir-fry over small fire. until aroma with low fire. Then fry the ketchup for a while and then add water, light soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar and water starch. Simmer for around 1 minute until the sauce is well thickened.   

  4. Heat up enough cooking oil for deep-frying. When the oil just began to have movements on the surface, put the pork pieces to deep frying until pork pieces become golden brown. Move out and drain the oil.
  5. Add a very little amount of oil in wok and fry pineapple cubes and bell peppers until soft. 

  6. Add well made sweet and sour sauce in.  Around 4 tablespoons.

  7. Return fried pork cubes and toss the wok quickly to make each pieces of the pork coated with sweet and sour sauce. Serve hot. 

Nutrition Facts
Sweet and Sour Pork with Pineapple
Amount Per Serving
Calories 414 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 96mg32%
Sodium 706mg31%
Potassium 343mg10%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 500IU10%
Vitamin C 28.5mg35%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.