Sweet and Sour Pork

Sweet and Sour Pork

Sweet and Sour Pork is a Chinese stir-fry comprised of cubed pork tenderloin, pineapple, spring onion, garlic, bell peppers, and a blend of sauces. 


The pork pieces are first marinated in a mixture of rice wine, cornstarch and Naturally Brewed Kikkoman Soy Sauce. The harmonious combination and subtle balance of the five basic flavors of sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami are what give Kikkoman Soy Sauce its delicious taste – which is why it is one of our key ingredients. 

Once marinated, the pork pieces are then battered, deep-fried and tossed in the wok along with the stir-fry ingredients and sweet and sour sauce. 


For a hearty meal, the dish can be served tossed through cooked noodles, or served atop steamed white rice.


This popular takeout dish can easily be made at home - follow our recipe for a delicious Asian-inspired lunch or dinner. 


  • 200g pork tenderloin, cubed
  • 1 medium green bell pepper
  • 1 medium red bell pepper
  • ¼ cup pineapple, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 spring onions
  • Olitalia extra virgin olive oil



  • 1 teaspoon Kikkoman soy sauce
  • 1/3 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine



  • 60g flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 125ml water
  • 1 teaspoon Olitalia extra virgin olive oil
  • A pinch of salt



  • 2 teaspoon plum sauce
  • 1 teaspoon oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chinese rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water


  • In a bowl, combine the marinade ingredients with the cubed pork tenderloin. Cover and set aside for 20 minutes.
  • Combine sauce ingredients in a bowl - set aside.
  • Combine dry batter ingredients in a bowl, add the egg, water, and olive oil. Mix well.
  • Next add in the pork pieces and coat well. Prepare a pan with enough oil for deep-frying. Deep fry the pork until light brown. Drain on paper towels. 
  • Heat olive oil in a wok, add garlic and sauté, then add bell peppers and pineapple. Stir fry for a few minutes and then add in the prepared sauce. Once thickened, add the pork and stir to combine. Next add chopped green onions and stir for a minute or two.
  • Remove from heat. Serve with steamed white rice.