Sweet, Sour & (Slightly) Spicy Pork
Category: Main Dishes | Blog URL: http://www.mycookinghut.com/2008/05/30/sweet-sour-slightly-spicy-pork/
This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.
Photo: My Cooking Hut
Thank God it’s Friday! I’m sure you feel the same way too! What bothers me is the weather, it doesn’t seem to have improved. Looks like we had only a week of good sunny days and that was probably weeks ago. I hope the sun will come out and play soon!
Back in the kitchen, I was trying to gather all the ingredients that I needed for the dish that I had been wanting to make (also had been craving to have) – Sweet and Sour Pork, slightly spicy. I do like some sweet and sour dishes but not from some of the Chinese restaurants though. Most of them use the same kind of same ‘off the shelf’ sauce that looks to have too much food colouring and tastes too sweet.
I know I would be disappointed if it’s not up to my taste. So, I usually don’t order sweet and sour dishes when I go to Chinese restaurants. In fact, I go to Chinese restaurants mostly for Dim Sum. My favourite? Still, it’s Yauatcha. I have been there for several times and tried different things and I think this is the BEST Chinese restaurant on my list for Dim Sum.
Talking about Yauatcha , when Arnaud’s mom was in London, we went for Dim Sum and that was when she had her first Yum Cha experience. She wasn’t sure if she would like them. But, after some explanations and descriptions, she decided to give it a try. Did she like it? Of course, she does! (Who doesn’t? hehehe..)
Right, let me bring myself back on track. I was talking about Sweet and Sour Pork, hey? So, what makes my sweet & sour pork recipe different? Well, it’s just the sauce that I make tastes better (it’s not only sweet and sour but Sweet, Sour and slight Spicy) and I don’t use any sort of food colouring.
Probably Chinese Takeaways are just a few blocks away. But, try to make this sweet & sour pork once and see which one you prefer. It doesn’t take you long to cook. To serve it with rice, just let the rice cook in the rice cooker (if you have one) or in a saucepan while preparing this dish. Now, let’s dash to the kitchen and start cooking!