Sticky Honey Pork

Get ready to indulge in the irresistible flavors of Sticky Honey Pork! This recipe features tender pork cubes marinated in a delicious blend of light soy sauce, white rice wine, oyster sauce, and more. The pork is fried to a golden brown perfection and then tossed in a mouthwatering sauce made with ginger, garlic, water, honey, and dark soy sauce. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds for added freshness and crunch. This Sticky Honey Pork dish will surely delight your taste buds and leave you craving for more!

Ingredients

MARINADE
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon white rice wine
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 pounds pork, boneless, cubed
SAUCE
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
OTHER
  • 2 cups neutral-tasting cooking oil
  • 2 tablespoons green onion, chopped (garnish)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds (garnish)

Instructions

Place all the marinade ingredients in a bowl and combine to coat all the pork. A clean hand or a spoon works lovely. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least two hours. In a wok or other cooking vessel, place two cups oil. Bring to 350°F and set on medium heat and fry the pork in 4-5 small batches until light golden brown. Set aside to cool for about 5 minutes. Then cook it a second time, this time over high heat and about 380° to make the shell crispier, until it is a darker golden brown. Set cooked pork aside.

Pour most of the hot oil into in a used oil container, leaving 1 tablespoon in the pan. Bring the pan back to medium heat and constantly stir in the ginger and garlic until you can smell them, about 30 seconds. Gently pour in the water, soy sauces, and honey. Mix well. Let boil for about 5 minutes to reduce the liquid in half. Add the cooked pork and toss until the liquid is absorbed. Garnish with a couple of tablespoons of chopped green onions and a teaspoon of sesame seeds. Serves 6.

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