Tender and Mildly Flavored Our Family's Sweet and Sour Pork

Tender and Mildly Flavored Our Family's Sweet and Sour Pork

The ketchup-rich sauce is mild and delicious. Adults and children both love this flavor. Since it's made with pork belly, the meat is very tender.

Ingredients: 3 to 4 servings

Pork belly (block or thinly sliced)
200 g
★Soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon
1/2 tablespoon
★Salt and pepper
a small amount
Green bell peppers
3 tablespoons
3 tablespoons
◎Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
4 tablespoons
1 teaspoon
150 ml
Katakuriko slurry
As needed


1. Combine the pork with the ★ ingredients and mix. If you are using thinly sliced pork belly, the flavors penetrate easily, so the amount of flavoring ingredients is fine. Mix in when you are ready to cook.
2. Cut the peppers and carrots up roughly. Cut the onion into chunks. You can add other vegetables too such as shiitake mushrooms or bamboo shoot if you have them.
3. Put all the ◎ flavoring ingredients in a pan and bring to a boil. Thicken with katakuriko slurry.
4. Roll the pork belly and squeeze tightly to form into clumps. Dust the clumps of pork with katakuriko (not listed), and deep fry until crispy in 160°C oil.
5. Fry the vegetables in 160°C oil without coating. The carrots take about 3 minutes to cook, but the peppers and onion only take a a few seconds.
6. Put the fried vegetables and pork into the frying pan from Step 3, bring to a boil and it's done! It's amazingly easy!

Story Behind this Recipe

I only had pork belly, but I really wanted to eat sweet and sour pork.