Sweet and Sour Pork (Subuta)

Subuta is a popular pork recipe from China. In North America it is very common and called "Sweet and Sour Pork".

Yield: 2 servings
Time: 30 minutes

  • 1/2 lb pork loin block (chopped into bite sizes)
  • 1/4 lb carrot (cut one bite size)
  • 1/2 onion (1" slices)
  • 2 green pepper (cut into 2" cube)
  • 3 shiitake (thick slice)
  • 1/4 lb boiled bamboo (cut into bite sizes)
  • 1/2 tbsp soy sauce (for mixing with pork)
  • 1/2 tbsp sake (for mixing with pork)
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil (for mixing with pork)
  • 3 tbs katakuriko (for mixing with pork)
  • 1/4 cup vinegar (for sauce)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (for sauce)
  • 3 tbsp sugar (for sauce)
  • 1 tsp chicken bouillon
  • 1 tsp katakuriko (for sauce, mixed with 1 tbsp water)
  • Some oil for fry and stir
    1. Mix pork with soy sauce, sake and vegetable oil, then marinate for 15 minutes
    2. Boil carrot for 4 minutes and strain
    3. Mix spices for sauce (vinegar, soy sauce, chicken bouillon, sugar and 1/2 cup water) in a bowl.
    4. Sprinkle 3 tbsp katakuriko on pork
    5. Heat 1" oil to 375°F (190°C) and fry pork about 4 minutes (until cooked), remove the pork from the pan then wipe excess oil with a paper towel
    6. Heat oil in a frying pan and stir onion for 3 minutes then add green pepper, shiitake, carrot and bamboo and cook for 3 minutes over medium heat
    7. Add pork and mixed sauce cook for 2 minutes
    8. Add katakuriko (with water) and stir until sauce thickens
    9. Serve and enjoy!

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