Whenever I ask my family the ‘What do you want for dinner’ question and get ‘Chinese’ as a reply, I sigh with relief and joy. If you’ve read a couple of my other recipes you probably know by now that Chinese is my guilty pleasure.

Recreating classical Chinese stir fry takeouts has been my passion for a long time now. This Sweet and Sour pork, deep fried with peppers, pineapples and onions, is one such dish.

It’s tremendously delicious, plus, when cooked at home it packs sufficiently less calories than your takeaway option, so you can hit two birds with one stone here. Eat your favorite Chinese takeout and eat a much healthier variant.

If you seriously want to reduce the amount of fats packed in this recipe, I recommend stir frying the pieces of pork on high instead of deep frying them. Here I will give a classical deep fry recipe.

No matter whether you deep fry or stir fry, when you initially fry the pork, don’t dump all the pieces at once. If you’re deep frying they might stick together and if you’re stir frying, they meat will release too much juice and you won’t be able to sear it golden brown.

Simply follow the instructions below to create this wonderful Chinese dish. Served with steamed rice or fried noodles, it’s perfect for dinner.