Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe

Authentic sweet and sour pork recipe that is better than your favorite Chinese restaurants.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Sweet and Sour Pork
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 402 kcal



  • 1/2 lb. pork tenderloin, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, about 2 oz. and cut into pieces
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, about 2 oz. and cut into pieces
  • 2 stalks scallions, only the white part, cut into 2 inch length
  • 1 piece fresh/canned pineapple ring, cut into small pieces
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • oil for frying


Frying Batter:

  • 2 oz. all-purpose flour
  • 1 oz. cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 egg
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon cooking oil
  • 1 pinch salt

Sweet and Sour Sauce:

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon plum sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon Chinese rice vinegar, transparent in color
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water


  1. Cut the pork tenderloin into pieces and marinate with the ingredients for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Mix the sweet and sour sauce ingredients well and set aside.
  3. Strain the dry ingredients of the frying batter and then add in the egg, water, and cooking oil to form a thick batter.
  4. When the pork is well-marinated, transfer the pork pieces into the batter and make sure they are well coated. In a deep skillet, add in the cooking oil enough for deep-frying. Once the oil is hot, deep fry the pork pieces until they turn golden brown. Dish out and drain on paper towels.
  5. Heat up a wok and add in some cooking oil. Add in the chopped garlic and stir fry until light brown, then follow by the bell peppers and pineapple pieces. Stir fry until you smell the peppery aroma from the peppers and then add in the sweet and sour sauce. As soon as the sauce thickenens, transfer the pork into the wok and stir well with the sauce. Add in the chopped scallions, do a few quick stirs, dish out and serve hot with steamed white rice.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 people)
Calories 402 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 115mg 38%
Sodium 758mg 32%
Potassium 695mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 52g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 11g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 25.6%
Vitamin C 82.2%
Calcium 2.2%
Iron 16.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.