Korean Sweet and Sour Pork
When I go to Korean-Chinese Restaurants, I always order Tangsuyuk, Korean sweet and sour pork or beef, to go along with my black bean noodles (Jajangmyeon). It’s a must eat type of dish if you’re having Korean-Chinese food. Tangsuyuk is often shown on Korean dramas and variety shows because it’s a food loved by almost everyone. The combination of the sweet and sour taste goes well with a salty dish. You can use pork or beef to make this tangsuyuk recipe.
This recipe makes about 3 servings
- 10 oz boneless pork chops (about 300g)
- salt and pepper to season meat
- 1 egg white (beaten)
- 5 tablespoon potato starch
- 6 tablespoon water
- oil to fry
- 1.5 oz pineapple chunks (about 50g)
- 1.5 oz onion, cut into squares (about 50g)
- 1.5 oz wood ear mushroom (about 50g)
- 1.5 oz green bell pepper, cut into squares (about 50g)
For the tangsuyuk sauce:
- 1/2 cup chicken stock
- 1/4 cup pineapple juice
- 1/2 tablespoon oyster sauce
- 1/2 tablespoon ketchup
- 3 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 3 1/2 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon potato starch and 2 tablespoon water
- Mix 5 tablespoon Potato Starch with 6 tablespoon water and let the potato starch settle in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours (overnight preferred). Prepare the sauce mixture.
- Prepare the meat and vegetables. Cut pork into long strips and lightly season with salt and pepper.
- Drain the water from the chilled potato starch mixture. Mash the potato starch with a spoon and mix with the pork and 1 beaten egg white. Deep Fry at 375 degrees F until they’re lightly golden brown (the pork will float to the top). Take the fried pork out of the oil. Then wait about 2 minutes for the oil to heat back up. Fry the pork once again for about 2 to 3 minutes to make the pork crispy.
- Sauté the onion, bell pepper, mushroom, and pineapple in 1 tablespoon oil in a wok over high heat. Add the sauce mixture.
- When mixture boils, quickly mix 1 tablespoon potato starch and 2 tablespoon water and add to sauce mixture to thicken. When the sauce thickens, quickly add the fried pork and sauté (give it a few turns).
- Serve with fried rice or black bean noodles (Jajangmyeon).