10 Irresistible Sweet Sour Recipes
Feb 28, 2020

10 Irresistible Sweet Sour Recipes

Sweet and sour chicken- that's just the beginning. Here are 10 more irresistible sweet-sour recipes

Do you ever find yourself craving the unique flavours of both sweet and sour? Although this blend is commonly found in Asia, it's become so widely received that it's popular in global menus as well. Now here's 10 of our most irresistible ones. 

1. Sweet and Sour Chicken

Starting the list is one classic dish that many know- the sweet and sour chicken. A simple yet timeless dish, with sour-sweet of caramelized pineapple and fried chicken. More iconic sweet and sour sauce gets tossed in and coated all round, and somehow, one never tires of eating it, till the plate is clean.

2. One-Pot Kimchi Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

We all know that the sourness of kimchi is a familiar flavor in Korean dishes. But how about pumpkin's sweetness? Adding both to another well-known dish, the mac and cheese, and bam! You have a wonderful sweet, sour, and cheesy blend of beautiful in this One-Pot Pumpkin Mac and Cheese. When butternut squash is added, it creates sweetness and cream, upping the creaminess in cheese- so good.

3. Tomato Turmeric Chicken

The Tomato Tumeric Chicken is a Southeast Asian dish that is distant cousin of Curry Chicken but extremely different in its flavour. Bits of chicken are rubbed with sweet turmeric and salt, combined with the subtle heat from chilies, sour tomatoes and creamy coconut milk. Top it off with fresh cilantro and slather it over a heaping portion of rice.

4. Curried Sausage Rolls with Spicy Mango Chutney

Sweet and sour of rich mango chutney is edged with curry powder's sharp spice. Now, all you've got to do is dip the buttery sausage bake into this perfect blend of sweet-sour, and trust us, you won't be able to stop till it's all gone. 

5. One-Pot Tom Yum Risotto

MmmHmmm. Breathe deeply and inhale sour Thai tom yum, sweet creamy risotto in a warm dish. Drop in a couple of cherry tomatoes and need we say more? This is such a versatile dish, you're encouraged to experiment with the different elements to make it your own! Want it sweeter? Or more sour? Go ahead, there are no limitations here

6. Rojak

Rojak is an ageless dish, loved by many and eaten throughout the day. Although it is known as an unhealthy salad, it is just really tasty. Not only is it sweet and savory, the tamarind adds a sour kick to this dish! Beancurd soaks up the rojak sauce so every mouthful of this tastes wonderfully sweet. Tamarind's sourness balances out everything, making this a truly snackable dish.

7. Vietnamese Shrimps and Glass Noodles

Fresh and fabulous, the Vietnamese Shrimps and Glass Noodles Salad is a dish that will add some flair into your regular food roster. Quintessentially Vietnamese, this recipe is wonderfully textured and has layers of flavors, thanks to the use of fresh herbs and vegetables, with sprinkles of calamansi juice, fish sauce and sweet chilli. One of the best things about this dish? You can make it in advance and refrigerated for later!

8. Assam Laksa

When we think of Assam Laksa, we immediately see it's spicy flavor. However, this dish is so much more than that. It contains the range of taste from spicy, salty, sweet to sour! The mix of spices and ingredients blends so perfectly, it's bliss in every spoon. 

9. One-Pan Roast Duck with Plums

Honey and slightly sourish plums is a one-trick wonder that goes wonderfully with duck. Think plum sauce, that's basically it. Roast duck is a beautiful show stopper of a dish, perfect for everytime. This recipe incorporates Asian flavours by matching the rich duck meat with Chinese five spice and plums.

10. Sinigang na Tiyan ng Bangus (Filipino Sour Soup with Milkfish Belly)

Thanks to its tamarind base, you taste the Filipino sweet-sour from just a sip of this. Then, bite into a sliced mango and you're really getting into the action. All that complex juice oozes out into clean-tasting milkfish, which is a naturally tasty fish on its own. Every spoon lingers with the sweetness from onions, tamarind, mango, and sourness from the same lot of ingredients. Wonderful, isn't it? 

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