Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe

AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning


  • 2 1/2 cups (500g) Pork liempo, sliced (skin-off)
  • 2 Tbsps (30ml) Soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup (100g) All Purpose Flour
  • 1/8 cup (45g) Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp (2.5g) Salt
  • 2 pcs (100g) Egg, beaten
  • 1 cup (250ml) Cooking oil
  • 1 1/4 cups (300ml) Water
  • 1/4 cup (50ml) Vinegar
  • 1/3 cup (75ml) Tomato ketchup
  • 1/4 cup (60g) White sugar
  • 1/2 pack (5g) AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning
  • 1/3 cup (60g) Carrots, sliced
  • 1/3 cup (60g) Red onion, wedges
  • 1/3 cup (60g) Red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/3 cup (60g) Green bell pepper, diced


  1. MARINATE & COAT. In a bowl, mix pork and soy sauce. Marinate pork for 10 minutes. In a separate bowl, mix flour, cornstarch, and salt. Coat marinated pork in flour mixture. Dip coated pork in egg then back to the flour mixture.
  2. DEEP FRY. In a deep pan, heat oil. Deep fry pork until brown and crispy. Set aside.
  3. SIMMER. To make the sauce, in a pan, mix water, vinegar, ketchup, white sugar, and AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning. Simmer for 3-5 minutes. Add carrots, onions, and bell peppers. Simmer again for 3-5 minutes. Add deep-fried pork and cook for another 3-5 minutes.
  4. SERVE. Transfer into a serving plate or container. Serve and enjoy.

Cooking Tips

In deep frying, use a colander or strainer in draining excess oil to retain its crispiness and to avoid having soggy pork.

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ajinomoto cooking_time  Cooking Time: 20 minutes ajinomoto prep_time  Preparation: 30 minutes ajinomoto servings  Servings: 10 ajinomoto size  Serving size: 1/3 cup (75 g)

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Good to Know Nutrition Facts

Reduced sodium by 34% Original seasoning/condiment: 2 tsps (10 g) Salt. Being high in Protein and rich in many Vitamins and Minerals, lean pork can be an excellent addition to a healthy diet.


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