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The Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe is known to be a part of the Chinese Cuisine but it was actually used in England dating back to the Middle Ages. This is actually a basic term for several types of sauces being used in many cuisines around the globe and although it’s more associated with the Chinese Cuisine, it has always been popular and widely used in America and Europe. It’s used mostly for Fish like Escabeche and Pork especially in most Chinese restaurants in the Philippines. Just like other cuisines around the world, the sweet and sour sauce has been adapted and loved by the Filipinos. You will also see this recipe in most festivities which Filipinos love to celebrate; it’s been present on the buffet table for a long time now actually.

Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe


Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

Homemade Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

The Sweet and Sour used mostly for Fish like Escabeche and Pork especially in most Chinese restaurants in the Philippines. Just like other cuisines around the world, the sweet and sour sauce has been adapted and loved by the Filipinos.

  • Author: Recipe ni Juan
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 1 Cup 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Cuisine: Asian


  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • ½ cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ½ small green bell pepper, seeded and minced


  1. In a small bowl, combine pineapple juice, vinegar, ketcup, sugar and salt. Stir until sugar and salt are dissolved. Add cornstarch and stir until well dispersed.
  2. In a sauce pot over medium heat, heat oil. Add bell peppers and cook, stirring regularly until softened. Add liquid mixture and bring to a boil, whisking regularly. Continue to cook, whisking regularly, for about 2 to 3 minutes or until sauce thickens.


  • Calories: 370
  • Sugar: 82g
  • Sodium: 1600mg
  • Carbohydrates: 91g
  • Protein: 2g

Keywords: Sweet and Sour, Sauce


Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe Preparation

The preparation and cooking of this Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe is as easy as you might imagine. It only takes about ten (10) to fifteen (15) minutes to prepare and cook this savory sauce. You just need about a tablespoon of cornstarch, water, pineapple juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, ketchup, and vinegar. It’s very easy to prepare since you just have to mix the ingredients together (except the cornstarch and water) in a small saucepan then place it in heat.
Homemade Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe
After a few minutes, you can add your mixture of cornstarch and water. Make sure you buy a good quality of cornstarch and the other ingredients too to ensure a smooth and thick sauce. If you will use this for fish, see to it that you’ve bought the freshest one and if it’s for pork, you will have to mix it in the saucepan so the wonderful taste of the sauce will blend with the Pork. This will give it a superb taste that everyone who tastes it will surely love. Sweet and Sour Sauce has a distinct taste which you will absolutely enjoy.
Serving and Health Benefits
Pork with Sweet and Sour Sauce
When you’re done cooking, a cup of hot steamed rice will be the perfect partner for this sumptuous Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe. It’s also best to partner it with a mug of beer to complement its sweet taste. Whether you’re just eating this with family or as a part of your menu for a special occasion, you can be sure that they will certainly love this more than enough to satisfy their tummies.
Fish with Sweet and Sour Sauce Escabeche
This recipe can also give you some health benefits since pineapple juice can eliminate toxins in the body. The vitamin C in pineapple juice will also help prevent the onset of some illnesses. Pineapple is also known to support the immune system and helps strengthen the bones. It is also good for the eyes aside from having anti-inflammatory benefits and digestion aid. This is what you can say as enjoying the good taste of food while gaining all the health benefits it gives. But more than anything else, it’s the undeniably wonderful taste of this Sweet and Sour Sauce recipe that will keep you waiting for the next time you will have this in your menu. Even the food critics will love this. Question regarding the Recipe? Leave a comment below or visit our Official Facebook Page at Recipe ni Juan.

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  1. Finally, a recipe for sweet & sour sauce like “Mei” used to make. She never used catsup, because she knew the red color was a “restaurant” affectation. I’m in my mid (?) 70’s, & her family hid in our property to avoid the “prison camps”, since they were oriental (Chinese). I was only 5 or so then, but she could cook, & wanted to stay busy. I’ve never forgotten how to cook a lot of Cantonese, and Mandarin! Happy cooking!


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