Stir-Fried Sweet and Sour Vegetables

    20 min

    This simple vegetable side dish is welcome at any dinner table! The vegetables I've listed here are only examples - you can use whatever vegetables you have handy.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 3 tablespoons palm sugar (or golden caster sugar)
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
    • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
    • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 onion, cut into thin slivers
    • 1/2 head cauliflower, chopped into bite-size pieces
    • 1 carrot, peeled and sliced
    • 1 cucumber, cut into bite-size pieces
    • 8 baby corns, sliced
    • 150g peas
    • 1 large red pepper, sliced
    • 1 tomato, cut into bite-size pieces
    • 1/4 fresh pineapple, cut into bite-size chunks

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Stir the sugar, lime juice, fish sauce, oyster sauce and soy sauce together in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until the sugar is completely dissolved; bring to a simmer. Set aside.
    2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan; fry the garlic in the hot oil until browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Add the onion; cook for 1 minute. Stir the cauliflower and carrot into the mixture; cook and stir for 1 minute. Mix the cucumber, corn and peas into the mixture; cook for 1 more minute. Stir the pepper and tomato into the mixture; cook 1 minute. Pour the sauce over the mixture, add the pineapple, and toss so the entire mixture is evenly coated in sauce; cook another minute. Serve hot.

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    Reviews in English (11)


    This is crunchy, sweet, sour and very, very colorful! I followed the recipe exactly and served it with Bev's Orange Chicken from this site. A keeper!  -  26 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very good stir fry sauce! Easy and yummy! I used broccoli, zuchinni, and sliced portobella mushrooms and some seasame seeds! I cooked all the veggies by stir frying, and then added the sauce to warm it up and stired some cooked brown rice with it. Next time I think I will add some fried tofu!  -  11 Jul 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I tried this recipe because I was looking for a new "stir-fry" sauce and this was AWESOME! I didn't have any fish sauce on hand so I used 1/2 tbsp. more of soy sauce and 1/2 tbsp. more of oyster sauce. I am cooking it for the second time in the same week, which says a lot for me! Thank you for the recipe!  -  03 Jul 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)