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Sweet & Sour Pork

Sweet & Sour Pork


Allergens in bold

Diced Pork

White Sugar

Soy Sauce (Gluten, Soya)


Jasmine Rice

Green Pepper


Pineapple Pieces

Crushed Garlic (Sulphites)

Cider Vinegar

Tomato Ketchup (Celery)

Dark Soy Sauce (Gluten, Soya)

Nutritional Information:

Per serving: Energy (kcal) 860 Fat 33g of which saturates 12g Carbohydrates 104g of which sugars 24g Protein 38g Salt 2.85g

Recipe Description:

Sweet & sour is an entire flavour philosophy in China, found just as often in dipping sauces as in main dishes. But the pork recipe we all know and love, where the sauce is reduced to a sticky glaze in the wok, is Cantonese. It’s known locally as gu lou yuk, which either means ‘historic pork dish’ or ‘tummy-rumbling pork dish’ depending on who you ask. Ketchup might seem like an unusual addition, but Hong Kong chefs have been using its tangy umami kick for decades; ‘ketchup’ is in fact a Chinese word. The competition between vinegar’s tang and a more fruity sourness is the heart of the dish, with ketchup uniting both flavours.

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