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Sweet & Sour Pork

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Yield: 24 servings

kikkoman products used:


14 ounces all-purpose flour
1 ounce chili powder
1 ounce salt
6 eggs
6 pounds lean pork, cut in 1 1/2 -inch cubes
vegetable oil as needed

Sweet & Sour Sauce:
4 ounces cornstarch
3 cups white wine vinegar
1 pound, 3 ounces sugar
2 cups pineapple juice
1 1/2 cups ketchup
1/4 cup Kikkoman Soy Sauce
2 pounds, 10 ounces diced green bell peppers
2 pounds canned pineapple chunks, drained

hot cooked rice as needed


To make Pork: In bowl, combine flour, chili powder and salt until well blended; set aside. In another bowl, beat eggs. Dip pork into eggs and dredge in flour mixture. Shake off excess. In deep fryer or large Dutch oven, heat oil to 350° F. Add pork and fry 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Drain well on paper towels; set aside.

To make Sauce: In bowl, whisk together 3/4 cup water and cornstarch until well blended; set aside. In large saucepan or rondo, bring vinegar, sugar, pineapple juice, ketchup and soy sauce to a boil. Slowly whisk in cornstarch mixture; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until sauce thickens. Stir in pork, peppers and pineapple; heat through. Cover and hold at 150° F in a food warmer until service.

To serve, ladle 1 1/2 cups Sweet & Sour Pork over hot rice.

Recipe created by Dennis P. Bergeron of Holiday Retirement Home (Mapleville, RI)


Even people who love soy sauce and use it all the time are often surprised to learn what it is and how it’s made. We make ours from just four simple ingredients—water, soybeans, wheat, and salt. Those ingredients are transformed through a traditional brewing process—much like making wine or beer—that has remained unchanged for centuries.

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