Thai Sweet-and-sour Pork

thai sweet and sour pork

Thai Sweet-and-sour Pork

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Sweet and sour is traditionally a Chinese creation but the Thais do it very well. This version has an altogether fresher and cleaner flavor and it makes a good one-dish meal when served over rice.
Servings: 4
Calories: 218


  • 12 oz lean pork
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 garlic cloves finely sliced
  • 1 small red onion sliced
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 red pepper seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cucumber seeded and sliced
  • 2 plum tomatoes cut into wedges
  • 4 oz pineapple cut into small chunks
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 spring onions cut into short lengths
  • coriander leaves to garnish
  • spring onions shredded, to garnish


  • Slice the pork into thin strips. Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan.
  • Add the garlic and fry until golden, then add the pork and stir-fry for about 4 - 5 minutes. Add the onion.
  • Season with fish sauce, sugar and freshly ground black pepper. Stir and cook for 3 - 4 minutes, or until the pork is cooked.
  • Add the rest of the vegetables, the pineapple and spring onions. You may need to add a few tablespoons of water. Continue to stir-fry for another 3 - 4 minutes. Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves and spring onion.
Calories: 218 kcal
Carbohydrates: 15 g
Protein: 20 g
Fat: 9g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 55 mg
Sodium: 758 mg
Potassium: 652 mg
Fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 10 g
Vitamin A: 1295 IU
Vitamin C: 61 mg
Calcium: 38 mg
Iron: 1 mg
Cuisine Chinese, Thai
Ingredients Pork
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