Sweet & Sour Pork or Beef, Tang Soo Yook

Posted on Jan 31 2015 - 4:16pm by Chef Bong


Sweet and sour pork or beef is what Koreans crave for when they go eat authentic Chinese food. It’s the combination of sweet and sour that makes it truly desirable. The crispy pieces of meat go so well with the sauce. You can even dip the meat into soy sauce for additional mixtures of flavor. Although we don’t list it below, you can also add interesting ingredients like pineapple or other sweeteners, based off your preference. It’s not a hard recipe so try it out!


  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins


  1. 1 1/2 cup of water
  2. 1/2 tbsp of soy sauce
  3. 2 tbsp Korean Rice Vinegar
  4. 5 tbsp of sugar
  5. 1/4 tsp salt


  1. 12 o of pork or beef
  2. 1 egg
  3. 1/4 onion
  4. 1/4 carrot
  5. 1/4 cucumber
  6. 1/4 peppers (Mix together green and red)
  7. 1 cup of corn starch
  8. 1 cup of water
  9. 1 tsp of vegetable oil
  10. Deep frying old
  11. Salt & Pepper for taste.


  1. Mix the 1 cup of corn starch and add water. Let this mixture sit for about 2 hours.
  2. After the corn starch and water separate, be careful as you drain the water.
  3. Heat oil in a large pot to deep fry the meat.
  4. Cut the beef or pork into thin slices.
  5. Add a pinch of salt, a pinch of pepper and add the egg and mix well.
  6. Put the meat in the corn starch batter and mix it well with your hands.
  7. Once you have the meat pieces drenched in the batter, deep fry it in the oil and cook until it’s nice and crispy.


  1. Add 1 tsp of oil to a hot pan and saute the veggie for few minutes.
  2. Add all the ingredients listed under sauce list and let it boil.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix 2 tbsp of corn starch and add 2 tbsp of water to make a sort of slushy mixture.
  4. Before adding, make sure the sauce so far is boiling. It won’t work that well if it is just warm.
  5. Let it boil for an additional 5 minutes and then pour the sauce over the meat and enjoy!
  6. It’s great with rice.

You should also take some soy sauce in a small dish and mix it with green onions and red hot chili pepper flakes as a dipping sauce. Ad a pinch of vinegar as well.

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