Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sweet and Sour Pork

A simple sweet and sour pork dish with red peppers, onions, fresh pineapple and tomatoes. The pork (which is first tenderised with a meat mallet) is marinated with salt, pepper, chinese cooking wine, sesame oil, sugar, egg and cornflour, then dusted in more cornflour before deep-frying. The sauce is basically just tomato sauce, plum sauce, chilli sauce, white vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper and a dash of chicken stock powder.

The only thing that was wrong with this dish was that I purchased the pork from the local supermarket, which I usually never do except in desperate times. The prepackaged pork from there, as opposed to the one from the Asian butcher, has a strong "porky" taste which I'm not used to. Not sure why this is the case, but bear this in mind when buying pork next time :)