"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway


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This recipe for CANTONESE TEMPURA WITH SWEET/SOUR SAUCE, by , is from Our Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Bruce Cox
Added: Tuesday, July 28, 2009


1 1/2 pounds - chops or chicken
1 egg
corn starch
canola oil
table salt
garlic salt
1/4 tspn white pepper
5 spices
1 cup+Tblspn sugar
1 cup chicken broth
3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tspn oil
2 tspn soy sauce
2 diced tomatoes
1 can (8 1/4 oz.) pineapple chunks (drained)
baking soda

Mix the slightly beaten egg, 2 Tblspn corn starch, 2 Tblspn oil, 1 tspn salt.......pepper to your liking.....stir in the meat, cover and fridge for at least 20 mins.

In a sauce pan, heat the broth, sugar, vinegar, 1 tspn oil, soy sauce and 1 tspn garlic salt...heat till bubbly, mix 1/4 cup corn starch and 1/4 cup water and add...stirring until thick, add the tomatoes, white pepper and pineapple....cover, heat to boil then simmer.

Mix 3/4 cup flour, 2 tspns corn starch, 1 tspn salt, 1 tspn baking soda......mix, add 3/4 cup water, stir untli smooth

Choose or use both, butterfly pork chops, chicken breasts, trim off fat and save, cut into 3/4" cubes.

Fry the meat, lightly using a pinch or 2 of 5 spices

You decide what kind, how much...cook it now so it can rest until ready to eat

Heat oil in WOK 350 degrees F

turn up the WOK to 375, mix the meat and do about 15 pieces in the WOK at a time, removing each when they are gold and put on rack to drain then on a grocery bag, keep covered.

Now portion up the rice in the middle of your plate, place your tempura on it and pour the sauce over it

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Number Of Servings:
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Preparation Time:
couple hours
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
You canít get it this good anywhere I know of 'cept here at Bruce's Bar and Grille - Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines..




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