I Tried Authentic Chinese Sweet and Sour Pork For The First Time • Tasty

  • Published on Jan 12, 2019
  • Turns out Brenda has been eating an "interpretation" on the real thing! Watch her journey as she goes on the hunt for the most authentic Chinese sweet and sour pork.
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Comments • 1 762

  • Abbey Bevans
    Abbey Bevans 15 hours ago

    4:48 I literally cried😂😂😂

  • black tulip
    black tulip Day ago

    Hey Tasty could you please make some videos about the African cuisine ....please...it is as delicious and magical as the asian cuisine but it is forgotten .😕

  • Jerry Johnson
    Jerry Johnson 4 days ago

    This just looks like orange chicken

  • Bill L.
    Bill L. 5 days ago

    Brenda reminds me of Elektra from Daredevil!

  • Craig Mitchell
    Craig Mitchell 6 days ago

    F**k you and China too !!!

    I AM SANCHEZ 7 days ago


  • Kaz Don
    Kaz Don 7 days ago

    why am I watching this I don't even eat pork

  • Gary J
    Gary J 8 days ago

    You want original taste, you need to go to the place where it originates from

  • Sea Oceana
    Sea Oceana 10 days ago

    My mom can make Sweet and Sour eggs... like the sauce and pour it over a scrambled egg like a pizza with meat balls, meat, vegetables and other things.

  • Sabrina Tianyi Cao
    Sabrina Tianyi Cao 11 days ago

    I’ve been eating 糖醋里脊 my whole life. This is a dish from Lu 鲁 cuisine. This is from Jinan omg

  • Sabrina Tianyi Cao
    Sabrina Tianyi Cao 11 days ago +1


  • Lu Cheng
    Lu Cheng 11 days ago

    I was where you where I love Asian food!

    • Lu Cheng
      Lu Cheng 11 days ago

      My Chinese life style

  • Kim Yoongi
    Kim Yoongi 13 days ago +1


  • Jaymes Nguyen
    Jaymes Nguyen 16 days ago

    For the sauce, is it another tbsp of oil or water? Is it really 2 tsp of salt? or was it suppose to be 1/2? It was very salty. Also, you wouldn't use the whole slurry mixture or it would turn into a blob.

  • Sabrina
    Sabrina 17 days ago

    Please add the recipe written somewhere. It would be a lot easier to follow! thanks! made it a few times and it's a big hit here :)

  • Melissa Apoka
    Melissa Apoka 20 days ago

    She kinda sounds like a black man lol

  • Deon Wash
    Deon Wash 24 days ago

    Omg that looks great

  • www
    www 24 days ago

    did anyone actually try this recipe?? why are all the comments about marrying brenda??

  • Joseph Chie
    Joseph Chie 27 days ago

    It reminds me of the excellent documentary "The Search for General Tso"

    • Joseph Chie
      Joseph Chie 27 days ago

      Trailer - thexvid.com/video/7z0hmBIR8BE/video.html

  • Thai Duy Tran
    Thai Duy Tran 28 days ago

    But you normally do eat the decorations though!

  • Maria Sowieso
    Maria Sowieso 29 days ago

    can i find the receipe somewhere without having to rewatch?

  • PrettyBrown Eyez
    PrettyBrown Eyez Month ago +1

    I'm Mex-American. Not putting Tasty down at all, I love your channel guys!!! But for Chinese recipes I visit: Seonkyoung Longest: Asian at Home. From her I've learned how to make delicious: beef n broccoli, General Tso, chicken fried rice, plus egg rolls!! The orange chicken recipe is like this one which really impressed me when Alvin said it was just like his grandpa made!! So I WILL make this one...!!

  • meg grotte
    meg grotte Month ago

    Come to Taiwan. You would love it=) we other too:)

  • Lashen Resh
    Lashen Resh Month ago

    This channel is one of the most loved channels I have in you tube. Thumbs up guys.

  • Evanreich
    Evanreich Month ago

    i want me some sweet and sour pok

  • Bill Hardecker
    Bill Hardecker Month ago

    Brenda and the Tasty crew are absolute talents. I love their love of food! And how about that Tang Cu Li Ji! C'mon, that is off the hook! For real!

  • Zivan _
    Zivan _ Month ago

    Chef Huang: Chef Yellow: Chef Asian

  • Nalu 4 Life
    Nalu 4 Life Month ago

    U see ketchup in a Chinese dish, u trash it. That stuff ain't n real, authentic Chinese food. It is an imposter and it is a knockoff. 99.99% worse. (Not to offend anyone) I mean, it's still tasty and nice, but it just isn't what you're looking for if u want something authentic.

  • kemparo
    kemparo Month ago

    There is one thing he did not do. not sure if he knows this method or not but the method he did the pork definitely dry. it's suppose to be tender and moist.

  • Samantha Haywood
    Samantha Haywood Month ago

    i love her omg

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  • rev
    rev Month ago

    "In Sichuan cuisine every dish is different." Yah right. Every thing is spicy and oily. It's basically 1 flavour profile cooked with different main ingredients.

  • summer a
    summer a Month ago

    I can’t eat pork but thinking to switch it to chicken cause that looks delicious af!

  • Katie Parker
    Katie Parker Month ago

    Where is the link to the recipe?

  • Budiarto Y.N
    Budiarto Y.N 2 months ago

    well im ended with a very strong aroma of soy sauce from the marinated pork which im sure most of people wont be happy with it, u cant eat it alot it,'ll covering all of your pallet if u eat it without the sauce, so i guess its better 1 tbsp of it,the amount of white pepper is excelent ,chinese white wine is a must,use just a thumb size of ginger, its not overpowering ,minced it, dont grated it otherwise it'll the thing u'll be smelling on the pork.
    ,,, the sauce, i ended up sticking like a bottled jam , so after fried the garlic, set it aside first, add tomato and other seasoning, 1/2 cup of water, then add the garlic& oil little by little , taste it,, dont use 2 tbsp of salt, 1 is enough , otherwise u'll get overpowered sauce, because of the tomato sauce its self has a strong taste alrd., i've tried to cook twice, first with the original recipe, 2nd with lil bit change,.
    make sure u control the heat well, high heat but keep it still , it'll take around 2-3 mins to get into golden brown, not light brown, but light brown its better, more crunchier, but make sure to check your first attempt, i find mine didnt cook well inside when it's light brown, so i decide golden brown.

    DAVID NG 2 months ago

    Should be Cantonese food not sichuan

  • Brock
    Brock 2 months ago

    “this is nothing i had like in the united states” sis you’re in queens 😂

  • Sam
    Sam 2 months ago

    I will definitely try cooking this at home!

  • Sam
    Sam 2 months ago

    I really like Brenda!!

  • sheri hossain
    sheri hossain 2 months ago

    I wish I could work for tasty just so I could taste this food

  • Yoan Ulin
    Yoan Ulin 2 months ago

    my friend mohamed will love it

  • Alexander
    Alexander 2 months ago

    I thought it was called black vinegar pig, taste the same

  • Duy Linh Chu Ha
    Duy Linh Chu Ha 2 months ago

    Chinese cuisine is the best evidence of Sinicization. Despite having similar or same culture, Chinese cuisine really shouldn't be called Chinese and should be known by their regional names because calling them Chinese cuisine is as blanketing as saying: Western food. The North South and East West division in Chinese food is distinct with regions eat vastly different food from moorish lambs skewer, warming chicken soup to the love of seafood among the southerly regions. Chinese migrants were afraid of driving their customers away with difficult to remember regional name, making all Chinese cuisine being group together.

  • sean li
    sean li 2 months ago

    I went there on a weekend. It was good but there are places with more authentic tastier foods. It does have good sweet and sour pork though

  • 32 Bit Demon
    32 Bit Demon 2 months ago

    damn 7:37 I'm tasting the flavor, the SPICE

  • 32 Bit Demon
    32 Bit Demon 2 months ago

    YOu can hear the New York and Foreign mashup in the accent

  • Colette
    Colette 2 months ago

    Damn... my secret restaurant is now outed to the public. Smh. LITTLE PEPPER IS EVERYTHING!!!

  • Madison Moceri
    Madison Moceri 2 months ago

    lol idk why im here im vegan

  • Emaan Khan
    Emaan Khan 2 months ago

    “I’m thinking we’re going to China” 😂👌

  • AzN Jerald
    AzN Jerald 2 months ago +1

    5:33 no one noticed the piece of meat that didnt make it?

  • MakenBacon21
    MakenBacon21 2 months ago


  • Noelle Iconic
    Noelle Iconic 2 months ago

    if i keeping watching this imma end up talking just like her hahhahahah

  • jesse julio
    jesse julio 2 months ago

    U should make the biggest sushi

  • Usvasder Watanabe
    Usvasder Watanabe 2 months ago

    That looks really authentic. FYI I'm from Sichuan.

  • Toyu Anime
    Toyu Anime 2 months ago

    why are u so hyped for some sweet and sour chicken lol

  • mdmf117
    mdmf117 2 months ago

    I could listen to brenda speak all day

  • Ron Yoemans
    Ron Yoemans 2 months ago

    Tried this recipe today and sorry to say I couldn't eat it. 2 tsp salt is way to much. Next time I make it half tsp salt and pepper. Also 1 tbls pepper is good for meat.

  • Jarlene Lopes
    Jarlene Lopes 2 months ago

    Please make this recipe.....I’ve actually tried this and those mushrooms are AMAZING ! 🤤🤤 so delicate thanx for sharing I felt same way you did!!!

  • Christian Sticklen
    Christian Sticklen 2 months ago

    This girl sounds like new york or something

  • Rishwa amarnath
    Rishwa amarnath 2 months ago


  • Margareth Booysen
    Margareth Booysen 2 months ago

    I love this video so much. The energy is just great and the food looks great too.❤

  • Paul Chatel
    Paul Chatel 2 months ago

    Why are Americans acting like this?

  • M T
    M T 3 months ago

    Hey I'm Chinese and I'm so happy you're in to Chinese cause I love Americans that's in to Chinese culture :) and mandarin is not easy to learn, OKAY...

  • Loc Vu
    Loc Vu 3 months ago

    This is so beautiful. I love it when people try to learn how to make real traditional food. Awesome!

  • Tristan Dean
    Tristan Dean 3 months ago

    I love Brenda’s voice 😁

  • HiennyAtYourService
    HiennyAtYourService 3 months ago

    I eat the decoration of any...dish. HAHAHAHA. Oh, well. I like to clean my plate.

  • Walter S.
    Walter S. 3 months ago +2

    I had general tso in Taiwan in the backalley restaurant. tasted the same, hunan flavor of course.

  • Circuit
    Circuit 3 months ago +2

    The most asian thing is prob instant noodles

  • pel323
    pel323 3 months ago

    "So now you know, we all cry together; maybe just me, by myself, in a bathroom..." lol

  • BliB z
    BliB z 3 months ago

    Appreciate the authenticity :))

  • Eric Griffiths
    Eric Griffiths 3 months ago

    okay fine if nobody else is gonna say it I will!
    I want to marry Alvin

  • Hudson Wainaina
    Hudson Wainaina 3 months ago

    More brenda videos please 😂🤣

  • jasmine welland
    jasmine welland 3 months ago

    I love her personality on camera

  • sin cera
    sin cera 3 months ago

    no offense but can she sit tf down and let the chinese speak about their own cuisine and culture

  • Dancho Danchov
    Dancho Danchov 3 months ago

    Definitely not an exact translation :DDDDDD still laughing

  • Richard Scharinger
    Richard Scharinger 3 months ago

    this makes me miss Singapore

  • Mimi _____
    Mimi _____ 3 months ago

    I’m pretty sure American sweet and sour pork is mostly based on Cantonese sweet sour pork the only difference between them is that it less sweet but other than that Cantonese sweet and sour pork is basically the same

  • ranniesd
    ranniesd 3 months ago

    I love this combo of Inge (my favorite) and Brenda (first time seeing her)!

  • Nim Nemo
    Nim Nemo 3 months ago

    So much energy from her lol

  • Tiffany Wang
    Tiffany Wang 3 months ago

    I have one question.

    Is the cameraman single?

  • kinglau66
    kinglau66 3 months ago

    Your outfit looks great
    what i heard:
    Your skin looks great

  • Cristo Mathew
    Cristo Mathew 3 months ago

    Jesus christ she's annoying af!!!!

  • GoodKindaGuy
    GoodKindaGuy 3 months ago

    watch gutter oil and you'll want to visit china more

  • Avea Illium
    Avea Illium 3 months ago

    Okay!!! Too much drama. Chill down a bit!!!

  • Amado Lumba Jr
    Amado Lumba Jr 3 months ago

    Who is this Latina beauty?

  • Frozensardonyx '
    Frozensardonyx ' 3 months ago +1

    Infant looks like she doesn’t like brenda, she looks like she wants to leave😂

  • Jude Lee
    Jude Lee 3 months ago

    There’s a Korean version that we call tang cu youk

  • Steven Lui
    Steven Lui 3 months ago +1

    Take a moment to realize that we have a lucky number of viewers (888k views)

  • Danica Louise Cortez
    Danica Louise Cortez 3 months ago

    That's the thing about Americans, I mean no offense, they cook meals like this and call it authentic. Meatballs on a pasta and call it ITALIAN. Oh man, that is so messed up.

  • Jadenhg
    Jadenhg 3 months ago

    Brenda talks like Cardi B, and has a real personality, Like her so far! is she new?

  • Keri Thibeau
    Keri Thibeau 3 months ago

    Brenda is one of my favs on this channel. I just started watching Tasty videos and I have never enjoyed the 'realness' of the people on a channel ever. I LOVE how everyone gets along and gives each other a hard time, but what I love the most is that everyone brings their own culture into the channel. I love the differences and variety and humor everyone brings. :)

  • Tigerspaz
    Tigerspaz 3 months ago

    Stirring with a spoon in a wok... makes me sad

  • An Otaku
    An Otaku 3 months ago

    Brenda talks exactly like one of my friends lol

  • Angeline Michelle
    Angeline Michelle 3 months ago

    I love this video soo much & I love all you guys ❤❤

  • G Bradley
    G Bradley 3 months ago

    Alvin is lovely here

  • Jamuna N
    Jamuna N 3 months ago

    Now do it for indian cuisine too

  • ChefMK
    ChefMK 3 months ago +1

    well technically there 2 versions. In Cantonese there are 2 different names/versions I know of. one is the sweet n sour pork that's in cubes, pineapple, peppers, onions most people know and then theres the other one that usually has a fairly thin bone with a dark red sauce(maybe its called peking spareribs, but translated from Cantonese is sugar vinegar spareribs, and its very rare or hard to find a place that makes a good one nowadays) .

  • Tony Diaz
    Tony Diaz 3 months ago

    I'm not around here very often, so I don't know who this channel is associated with, but as soon as she said "Buzzfeed", all this channel collapsed before my eyes. SMH... Buzzfeed is the crappiest, shittiest "network" or whatever you call it, on the internet, kinda like the American of version of Badabun. jajajajaja Only Mexicans will understand.

  • Adam
    Adam 3 months ago

    The original Sweet and Sour Pork comes from Harbin, China and is called Guo Bao Rou or Guobaorou

  • Adam
    Adam 3 months ago

    How come nothing comes up on the Tasty website when you search for Than Cu Li Gi