Visiting Malaysia was an epic adventure to my discriminating taste buds. Malaysia’s cuisine reflects the multiethnic characteristics of its population, which can be roughly divided into three major ethnic groups: the Malays, Chinese and Indians.
I tried several dishes that aren’t native to my home country, the Philippines such as Bakuteh, Satay, Charsiew and Roti jala. However, most of the dishes I had leaned more to the spicy spectrum with Rendang topping that list.
Surprisingly, one particular dish that I had in Kuala Lumpur that wasn’t new to me was the Sweet and Sour Chicken. There are a lot of Chinese restaurants serving the dish in the Philippines.
But hey, only the one I tasted in a DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe in Phileo Damansara 1 (close to our hotel) inspired me to replicate the delicious dish at home.
I made a few twists, or shall I say, revisions to the famous recipe due to some ingredients not being available in our kitchen cabinet at the time. However, the taste is still to die for. It’s the exact Sweet and Sour Chicken I had in Kuala Lumpur, which you can eat with or without a helping of rice.
This classic Chinese takeout recipe calls for the meat to be deep fried. The secret to its burst of flavors isn’t only found in the marinade, but also in its sauce.
In this recipe, I used banana ketchup as an ingredient to the sauce and replaced pineapple chunks with tidbits.
I know it can be intimidating to make the dish just by looking at it, but you’ll be surprised to know that you can actually make this delicious Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe at home in under 30 minutes. It’s way easier than you think.
Skip the takeout and quickly make this popular Chinese recipe at home.
[yumprint-recipe id=’4′]Or you can follow the same steps below in creating the Sweet and Sour Pork (courtesy of Tasty). Just replace pork with chicken and you’re good to go!