Fish Fillet in Sweet and Sour Sauce

Fish Fillet in Sweet and Sour Sauce

Fish fillet in sweet and sour sauce made a good evolution since then. Different twists and versions came up depending on one’s taste.

This recipe is not that complicated to prepare. It wouldn’t take much of your time too. It’s a matter of deep frying and mixing the sauce. If you want to serve it crunchy, serve it hot.

Check out how to cook Fish Fillet in Sweet and Sour Sauce here:


250 grams of fish fillet (cut into serving sizes)
1 egg
1 and 1/2 tbsp of cornstarch
2 tbsp flour
1 cup tomato ketchup
1 cup vinegar
1 tbsp oyster sauce
2 bell peppers (red and green, cut into cubes)
1 white onion (cut into cubes)
1 carrot (cut into florets)
1 can pineapple tidbits
1 tsp chili powder
cooking oil


1. In a huge bowl, season fish cutlets with salt and pepper.

Fish Fillet in Sweet and Sour Sauce

2. In a separate bowl, mix in flour, cornstarch, egg and cold water. Beat evenly.

3. Pour in the mixture into the seasoned fish cutlets and mix evenly. Set aside.

4. Heat cooking oil in a pan.

5. Fry the fish until golden brown. Use paper towel to remove extra oil.

6. In a separate pan. Pour in vinegar, tomato ketchup, pineapple juice (from the tidbits can), oyster sauce, water and let it simmer for 5 minutes.

7. Add in chili powder.

8. Simmer for another minute.

9. Add in the remaining ingredients. Carrots, bell peppers, onions and pineapple tidbits. Simmer for 2 minutes.

10. Put cooked fillets a serving plate, pour in the sauce!

Serve and enjoy!

Note from Delish:

This is one of the most popular dish in the Philippines. The combination of fish and its sweet and sour sauce is mouthwatering.

On this recipe, I bought the pre-cleaned, de-boned and nicely cut fish so it would save me some time. I just cut them into service pieces for easy and fast cooking.

Using cold water to dissolve flour and cornstarch is a great way to achieve that crispy fried fillet. Traditionally, you have to combine the sauce and the fillets in a pan, but I don’t want to do that since I want to maintain the crunch.

If you have any questions and inquiries, feel free to drop me a message!

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