Chinese Style Pork Chops in Sweet Onion Sauce

A plate containing a Chinese Style Pork Chop covered in a Sweet Onion Sauce

Serves 2

Many years ago, when Loraine and I traveled a lot, we had pork chops in a Chinese restaurant in Los Angeles, CA. that were somewhat unique and extremely good. Of course the next time we were in L.A., we went to the restaurant only to find that it was under new management and the pork chops weren't even on the menu anymore.

Since then we have tried a lot of Chinese pork chops but none matched the pork chops from that original L.A. Chinese restaurant. So, a few years ago we started experimenting to see if we could recreate the pork chop recipe that we loved so much.

As we remember, and not forgetting that we are getting old and are memories are not what they used to be, we believe that we have created the flavor of the original dish. I would point out that we do remember that the original dish was made with bone-in pork chops (makes it look like you are getting more for your money). We use boneless center cut pork chops which we flatten and tenderize.



  1. In a bowl add the water, corn starch, garlic and wine. Whisk together and dredge the pork chops through the mixture, so that they are thoroughly coated.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of oil to a wok or skillet and bring to a medium heat. Remove the pork chops from the mixture and allow the excess to drain off. Place them in the hot wok. Cook for about 3 minutes. Turn the pork chops over and sprinkle them with some salt and pepper. Cook until the coating is a golden to deep brown, but don't allow the coating on the pork chops to burn.
  3. Once cooked remove the pork chops from the wok and set aside.
  4. Add the remaining teaspoon of oil. Add the onions, ginger and black mushrooms to the wok and stir-fry for a couple of minutes.
  5. Add the ketchup, oyster sauce and sugar to the wok. Mix well.
  6. Add the reserved pork chops and cover with the mixture in the wok. Allow the pork chops to re-heat and then plate the pork chops covered with the sweet onion sauce. Sprinkle the chopped green onions over the sauce and pork chop.

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