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Sweet And Sour Chicken, Tang Soo Yuk, 탕수육

Tang Soo Yuk is one of the best party dishes. The sweet and tangy taste is totally addictive.
To season the chicken pieces
  Chicken meat 1 1⁄8 Pound (1 Lb 2 oz used)
  Salt To Taste (As required)
  Black pepper To Taste (As required)
For the sauce
  Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
  Minced garlic 1 Teaspoon
  Onion 1⁄2 Medium, chopped
  Zucchini 1⁄2 Medium, sliced
  Green pepper 1⁄2 Medium, sliced
  Red pepper 1⁄2 Medium, sliced
  Carrot 1⁄2 Large, chopped (Large Korean Carrot) (Optional)
  Apple 1 Medium, sliced (Optional)
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Vinegar 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Korean Apple Vinegar used)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Soy sauce 1 Tablespoon (Regular) (Optional)
  Salt To Taste
  Black pepper To Taste
  Potato starch 1 Tablespoon (Dissolved in 1/4 Cup of cold water)
To coat the chicken pieces
  Eggs 6 Medium, beaten
  Potato starch 2 Cup (32 tbs) (As needed to coat the chicken pieces)
To garnish
  Sesame seeds 2 Tablespoon (Optional)
For frying the chicken
  Vegetable oil 4 Cup (64 tbs) (For deep frying)

1. Slice all the vegetables and fruit.
2. Cut chicken into small pieces. Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of chicken.

3. Pre-heat vegetable oil in a deep-fryer for deep-frying (350 F or 180 C). Make sure there is enough oil for the chicken to be completely immersed when frying. (This can be done in a pot as well)
4. Heat a pot on high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and minced garlic. Add all vegetables and sauté for 5 minutes.
5. Add 2 cups of water, 1 cup of vinegar and 1 cup of sugar and mix well. Bring it to boil and reduce the heat to low.
6. Add 1 tbsp soy sauce for color and season with salt and black pepper.
7. In a small bowl, mix 1 tbsp of potato starch with 1/4 cup of cold water. (Add a little more water if potato starch is not completely dissolved). Add the starch mix to the sauce slowly on low heat. Mix well and let me simmer on lowest heat to keep it warm.
8. Beat 6 eggs with salt and pepper. Spread potato starch on a large plate or tray and drench chicken pieces in the potato starch lightly. Shake off excess starch. Then, dip in the egg mix.
9. Deep-fry the chicken until golden brown color for about 10 minutes. Place on paper towel to drain all the fat.

10. Serve on a plate and pour the sauce on top. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top (optional).

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Sweet Sour
Deep Fried
High Protein
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Korean sweet and sour chicken
Do you often crave for chicken dishes? If yes, then here is something for you to relish. Tang su yak or sweet and sour chicken from Korea is an interesting dish which will appeal your taste buds. So watch this interesting video to learn how to cook.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 446 Calories from Fat 211

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 24 g36.5%

Saturated Fat 4.8 g23.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 149.9 mg50%

Sodium 240.1 mg10%

Total Carbohydrates 46 g15.3%

Dietary Fiber 1.4 g5.6%

Sugars 23 g

Protein 14 g27.8%

Vitamin A 21.1% Vitamin C 30.4%

Calcium 6% Iron 9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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