Thursday, August 7, 2008

Home Cook Sweet and Sour Pork 咕嚕肉

Sweet and Sour Pork (咕嚕肉) is been my favourite dish. Those days whenever when we eat out, my dad will definitely order this dish for me. Probably I like the sweet and sour taste.

In fact, I did it once or twice myself, unfortunately it never turns out to be like my mom.

Anyway, guess what mom prepares for me for today’s dinner. Yup, need not to say more, that’s my favourite dish – Sweet & Sour Pork.

In fact, when mom told me I can have this dish for dinner, I was very happy. Cuz, I was wondering is she going to fry rice for me for dinner again? While I was wondering, she breaks the good news for me.

Mom says many restaurants will use vinegar to cook this dish, reason is to make the sourish taste. But for home cook is advisable to use tomato sauce and chilli sauce, she said that’s more of health reason.

Others will add pineapple and onions to make the dish colourful, well, mom’s way of cooking is simple, just capsicum and tomato (one each) that’s all.

First, marinate the bite sized pork meat with soy sauce, sugar and a little bit of corn flour for about 30minutes. Then, make a batter that consists of an egg and plain flour. For this case, mom didn’t use egg, but only flour and water. Cuz, after an operation patient is not advisable to consume any eggs or chicken.

Mix those marinated pork into the batter and then deep fried with medium heat oil till slightly golden brown colour.

On the hand, slightly stir fry chillies, capsicums and tomatoes then set aside. To make the sauce, heat the wok with little oil, stir garlic till fragrant. Mix well chilli sauce and tomato sauce in a cup of water, and pour on the hot wok. Simmer it for awhile, add sugar and salt to taste and add the others, eg. Pork, capsicums, chillies, tomatoes. Mix in 1 teaspoon of corn flour and blend well the ingredients till fully coated. Then best serve with steam rice.

So, how many bowl of rice will you have??

11 comments:

gill gill said...

This is always an evergreen dish! Yum Yum

Ms. _______ 2 be ! said...

1/2 bowl.....
I like eating that more...hehehe

J2Kfm said...

oh my fav since I was a small kid. alwiz ordered the same dish, never get tired of it.
though nowadays prone to ordering other pork dishes.
I like them crispy, instead of too much meat.

durianberry said...

My mom turned the recipe into vegetarian! Besides the usual capsicum, she adds cauliflower, oyster mushroom and snap peas. I love the sweet & sour taste too

Little Inbox said...

This is my favourite dish. My mom used to cook very nice 咕嚕肉 too. Just wonder how she manage to make it, cus the meat is remain its crispyness although with the sauce added.

Buzzingbee said...

1 bowl for me please. Hehe...

My mom also always prepare this dish. I suppose this is a nice dish loved by everyone!! :)

New Kid on the Blog said...

Hi Gill Gill, ya, you're right.

Hi ms._2be, hahahhaha...

Hi j2kfm, me too... wonder why all small kids like this dish?

Hi Durianberry, wow... care to share more?

Hi Little Inbox, well ask her and share with us.

Hi Buzzingbee, I supposed. :)

jason said...

The original Chinese version really uses vinegar instead of ketchup :)

lingzie said...

nkotb..i love your home cooked food series. i like this dish very much but my mom doesnt cook it a lot (says the preserved veggie and fatty pork not good for health!)
so what to do? must learn to cook it on my own! lol

New Kid on the Blog said...

Hi Jason, but in a long run vinegar is bad for health wor. Right?

Hi Lingzie, thanks for the compliment. Well, can ask mom to cook once in awhile for you, right?

Fortesfidelis said...

classic dish! Who could refuse this?