Recipe: Sweet and Sour Tilapia

I have read several versions of cooking sweet and sour, regardless if it’s pork or seafood. Here is my rendition:

Another “first”!


  • Tilapia (in my case, I used 2 big fishes)
  • 1 medium sized carrots
  • 1 bell pepper
  • ginger, onion, garlic
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vinegar or more, depending on your taste
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Oil to deep fry the fish


  1. Heat oil in pan. Make sure that the pan is very hot before placing the oil. Once oil is very hot as well, fry the fish.
  2. Turn fish after about 5 to 10 minutes or until you reach desired crispiness.
  3. Once done, drain oil from fish and set aside.
  4. Cook the sauce. Saute onion, garlic and ginger until onion becomes transparent.
  5. Pour water and vinegar and cook for about 2 minutes.
  6. While sauteing, dissolve cornstarch in water. Set aside.
  7. Once vinegar is cooked (the strong acid taste and smell is more subdue), add the cornstarch and water mixture. Add the sugar after.
  8. Add the carrots and bell pepper and stir occasionally to achieve desired thickness. Add salt and pepper according to your taste.
  9. Once sauce is thick enough for your taste, add the fish and let simmer for another 5-10 minutes.
  10. Serve with a smile and eat with rice (haha!).


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