BETTER THAN TAKEOUT Sweet and Sour Pork [酸甜咕噜肉]

BETTER THAN TAKEOUT Sweet and Sour Pork [酸甜咕噜肉]


Welcome to souped up recipes, today we are going to make sweet and sour pork. Yes! Probably the most popular Chinese dish in US and in many places around the world. Let’s get started. I am using pork tenderloin, but you can use any cut. It is about a half of a pound. Cut it into half inch cubes Marinate it with 1 tbsp soy sauce, a 1/4 tsp of salt, and a 1/4 tsp of baking soda. Mix them well. I like to let it sit over night because we cut the meat into chunks and you want to give it enough time to let the baking powder tenderize the meat. Whisk 2 eggs, and have some plain flour ready. Dip the pork in the egg then coat it with flour. Do it one by one. After you finish all, it should look like this… but the flour layer is too thin so we need to do it twice. Put it into the beaten egg again, make sure it is wet, and then coat it with flour, get rid of excess flour. This is how it looks like after you coat it
twice. Next, we need to deep fry this immediately because if you let it sit for few minutes, all the meat will clump up together. Mine did that- it took me a while to separate
them. Heat the oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Now you’re going to put in your pork. Push it a little bit to make sure they are
completely separated. When you deep fry, it is really important to get the right temperature. You see the pork is bubbling? That is actually the steam coming out so the oil won’t get inside the pork. But if the temperature is too low, then the steam is not strong enough to push the oil out. Your pork will be oily. 2-3 minutes later, The pork is changing color. You can take out, let it sit for about 5 minutes. We are not done yet, we need to fry it again. This is the second time. the oil is hot, I am going to double fry it just 30 seconds to get it really nice and crispy. By frying it twice, the crispy layer will last longer, especially when you coat it with the sauce. ok, that looks good, almost there. take it out, put it on the paper towel to
get rid of the excess oil. Take a look. Beautiful. Set it aside. Let’s make the sweet and sour sauce. In a small sauce pot, add in 1/4 cup of ketchup 1/4 cup of vinegar 1/4 cup of sugar 1/4 cup of water 2 tbsp of plum sauce, it is an optional ingredient but I strongly recommend it. I really like the fruity sweet and sourness that it brings. This is one ingredient that will make thisturn out better than your local takeout. There’s an Amazon link in the description if you’re interested. 1 tbsp of corn starch and 3/4 tsp of salt (or to taste). Cook it on medium heat. Keep stirring it in case it sticks to the bottom. Once it is bubbling, turn the heat to low just let it cook until it looks like this feels sticky but still flowing easily If it is too watery, then it will moisten
the crispy skin. If it is too sticky, then it is not easy to
coat it evenly. The difference in time between perfect and too sticky is not a lot, so watch it closely. Now, let’s stir fry all the vegetables. Heat up your wok.Add in 1 tbsp of oil. put in 1 tbsp of garlic, let it become fragrant. Add in the colorful bell peppers and pineapple. Stir it for around 3 minutes and then add
the pork and sauce. Coat it nicely. you are done. This dish is all about the balance between sweet and sour. it still got that crispy middle layer and really soft tender juicy meat inside. The more you eat it, the harder you can stop. Every body has different taste. To me, this is perfect.

100 thoughts on “BETTER THAN TAKEOUT Sweet and Sour Pork [酸甜咕噜肉]”

  1. I tried this twice. The second time was better than the first I received raving reviews. I put a tablespoon of cornstarch and my sauce looked cloudy rather than translucent. What am I doing incorrectly? However the cloudy sauce did not compromise the flavor thank you very much!!!!💕

  2. POWERFUL AMAZING WOW BEAUTIFUL PORK NICE YUMMY THANKS YOU⚘ 💯.♥️🖤💚BROWN FAMILY. ALWAYS DAPHNE COTTON 💜🦋.

  3. Now that's what I'm talking about. My sweet and sour pork has to have pineapple or I don't want it.

  4. I have looked for this recipe online and yours is by far the best. your step by step instructions that you give are great and easy to follow. you have an awesome personality and make this video fun to watch. I'm going to make this dish tonight. thank you so much for sharing this with us.

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  6. OMG…I' m getting better at the Chinese cooking. Today I wanted to make pork sweet and sour having my own ideas how to do this but first wanted to check on you Mandy just to make sure…It is almost exactly the same…Youuhooeee happy man I am now.. I did not have salt anymore so I used fishsauce and i had a can of Lychees, souring them up with rice wine vinegar thinking it is good combination with pork along side the pineapple…applause for myself…youhooooooooo…:-)

  7. Omg love this recipe this was a hit at home easy to follow instructions thank you. Love your videos

  8. My dad loves this recipe.
    I cook, he eats.
    Wouldn't have it any other way.
    It makes me happy when he loves the food I cook.
    Thank you for the recipe and making my daddy happy. He's 88 years old and I want him to enjoy his life.

  9. Just made it for my boyfriend and he loved it! Perhaps a bit too sweet for italian taste, but that's something easy to fix next time. Thank you so much! <3<3

  10. It looks great, and very appetizing Mandy. This is one of my favorites, when I go to a Chinese restaurant. Thank you very much, for showing how it is made. I hope to make it someday very soon. You have a beautiful voice. Your English is very good. Hope you will keep showing us your talent, and recipes. Thank you.

  11. I want to try this using chicken not pork. ONly because I have some chicken defrosted already. Will let you know how it works out.

  12. If you don't mind please let me and all the audience to know your name or in other words.. may I know your name please 👈👈👈

  13. Your cooking style reminds me of my late mother. A lot of her recipe and dishes are lost since we didn't pick up from her. The most delicious dish is the fish patty. Can you do a video making that? Also, do you learn cooking from your mom?

  14. I made this last night and it came out so good! You explain things in more detail than any other chef I've seen online. Thanks for the recipe. I am looking forward to making more dishes.

  15. can you make a simple beef chow fun video ? also show how to buy the noodles since I never see them in the store.

  16. I love this love this lady y'all. Her food is simple, fast an real tasty. Let people know about her. An save much money. It's better then Cary out.

  17. With all due respect and no offense intended, you are an extremely "hot" woman and a great cook.
    Thank you for your recipes.

  18. You are such an excellent teacher! I will be recommending your channel to all my friends.

  19. I use to make that for my mother when she was alive . it was here favorite dish . but i include sliced carrots onions and my favorite vegetable sliced water crest . you have to cook the carrots a little longer then the peppers and onions .

  20. @SoupedUpRecipes..

    Thanks for ur Great Videos!

    Keep up the Excellent Work!

    Can u make a video on

    * HOW TO MAKE:

    * CRISPY & SPICY
    BEIJING BEEF SIMILAR TO
    PANDA EXPRESS, BUT
    (BETTER) PLEASE?

    Please Reply Soon.

  21. " hi everyone, welcome to souped up recipes." I love watching all of your recipes you make them look so easy. I can watch them for hours I can't wait to start purchasing all of the ingredients and make some of your recipes I am learning so much I have confidence when I go to the Asian market that I can actually pronounce some of the words, LOL

  22. ALL CATTLE ARE GRASS FED. WHEAT CORN AND MILO AND SOYBEANS AND COTTON SEEDS ARE A GRASS OF ONE KIND OR ANOTHER. SAYING BEEF IS GRASS FED IS FUTILE. ALL CATTLE ARE GRASS FED. ALL GRAIN FED CATTLE IS GRASS FED. AND YOU ARE GRASS EITHEIR DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY.

  23. Think I will try this dish for my classmates on the last day of school 👍🏼🖤…. You are so warm and friendly ☺️Thank you for your wonderful dishes!

  24. please .. can you make a video on
    * CRISPY & SPICY
    BEIJING BEEF SIMILAR TO
    PANDA EXPRESS, BUT
    (BETTER) PLEASE?
    thank you !! you have a new subscriber.. love your videos 🙂

  25. i may be mistaken but it seems to me like you barely cooked the peppers and they tend to be bitter ,don't they need to be cooked at least half way??? at any rate i enjoy your recipes well done!

  26. I made this without the plum sauce, and all in all was average tasting and not worth the time. I strongly recommend using the plum sauce as that surely could of made the difference.

  27. I live in a rural area in the Deep South and plum sauce is not available so I bought a fresh red plum that is a little sour with some natural sweetness.  Will mill it down to mush to go into the sauce.  Should be good.  Fresh fruit is always best.

  28. Hi Mandy,
    Do you make Pork hot'n'spicy, i used to always order it at my local chinese restuarant but they've since closed down.

  29. my first attempt at cooking sweet and sour pork and i decided to go with this recipe. i am so happy i did because it turned out perfect and the taste is so delicious! 👌💯 thank you for sharing.

  30. THANKS YOU GOODNESS 🌟, ♥️🖤💚 BROWN FAMILY DAPHNE COTTON ALWAYS 💜 AWESOME🦋 WOW BEAUTIFUL 💯.

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