Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe II

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I was inspired by a documentary I saw on Channel U tracing the history of Gu Lou Yoke. It showed the different styles going from Singapore to Hong Kong and Guangdong where the dish was said to originate from.  Armed with this set of new found information, I decided to come up with version II of my sweet and sour pork recipe. (Here is version 1 which is based on Chef Sin Leong’s recipe book)

Ingredients:
Set A
Pork Belly (skin off) 800g cut into 1 inch (bite size) cubes
Salt 1 Tbsp
White pepper 2 tsp
Ginger juice 2 Tbsp
Chinese wine 2 Tbsp
Sesame Oil 2 tsp
Cornstarch 2 Tbsp
MSG (optional) 1/2 tsp

Set B
Egg 1
Plain Flour 1 cup
Potato Flour 1 cup

Set C
Sugar 1/2 cup
Tomato Ketchup 4 Tbsp
Rice vinegar 4 Tbsp
HP sauce 2 Tbsp
Chicken stock powder 1 tsp

Set D
Capsicum 1/2
Onion 1 medium size
Pineapple 1/4
Cucumber 1 (Coat with salt for 15mins and wash away salt)
Cut to bite sized pieces

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Start with 800g pork belly.  Alternatively, you can use pork collar.

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Cut to bite sized pieces.  (Just shy of 1 inch cubes)  Marinade with ingredients in Set A for at least 1 hour.

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Pre-heat oil to 170°C.  Beat 1 egg and mix into pork.

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Coat with plain flour and potato flour.  (Set B)

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Deep fry for 2-3 mins till just turning brown.

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Prepare Set D

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Mix ingredients in Set C in a pot and bring to simmer.  Taste and adjust to your preference.

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Fry pineapples and onions to caramelise  and add the rest of the vegetables.

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Add sauce mix and simmer to bring out the flavours of the veggies.

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Add pork to the sauce. Turn off the heat and toss to coat evenly.  Serve hot!

  • Lilian Hoh

    Why do u mix potato flour & plain flour and not just potato flour? Does it yield a crispier crust? Normally i coat in tapioca flour but my marinade has an egg white in it. Is this a better alternative?

    • Plain flour makes it a little more tender. Potato by itself can be a bit too hard on the teeth. If you are happy with your tapioca flour and egg then its fine too!

      • Lilian Hoh

        Ok i’ll give this dredging a try. Read that glutinous rice flour gives a really crunchy chicken they use it mix with sone plain flour and potato flour in Korean Fried Chicken with a but of baking soda and egg.

        • You can give it a try.

          • Lilian Hoh

            Thanks for the Recipe. I tried it out & was highly enjoyable! I added a bit of baking soda to the flour mixture (i used 1/2 cup potato flour, 1/4 cup glutinuous flour, 1/4 cup plain flour, 1tsp baking soda). Cos glutuninous flour makes it extra crispy! Sauce & marinade is the same. I tried it with ure marmite chicken recipe. Here’s a Pic of your recipe for Marmite Chicken. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c28833fa4b6a3b2a09585391a92d419b0067243243643f8a3cfcc73ce209803d.jpg

          • That looks delicious! I have never tried glutinous rice flour! Thanks for sharing!

          • Lilian Hoh

            Thanks! Yeah nxt time can try it out. Baking soda or baking powder makes it crispier too much like in tempura batter. 😊

      • Lilian Hoh

        Have u heard anything abt glutinuous rice flour making it extra crispy?