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Sweet and Sour Pork (Tang Cu Gu Lu Rou)

Sweet and Sour Pork (Tang Cu Gu Lu Rou, sometimes called Gu Lao Rou) is very popular among foreigners in Guangzhou Province, China. They enjoy eating Sweet and Sour Pork Chops as well but they are not used to remove the bones when eating. Thus, Guangdong chefs mix minced pork with starch to make meatballs which are later being deep-fried and covered with sweet and sour sauce. Sweet and Sour Pork is very welcomed by people in China and abroad.

Many foreign diners find “Gu Lao Rou” hard to pronounce and instead they say “Gu Lu Rou” which is fine due to the crunchy sound when chewing the meat. It is common to find Sweet and Sour Pork with Canned Pineapples in restaurants which is also a common dish in restaurants, tea restaurants and fast food restaurants in Hong Kong.

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