How to Cook Sweet & Sour Fish Fillet ala Chowking

Filipinos are crazy about fast food. Especially nowadays that more and more foreign fast-food chains are beginning to set up their business in the country. Food chains like Popeyes, Tim Ho Wan, Shake Shack, Panda Express, and many more easily captured the attention of many Filipinos. This is because the investors knew how crazily Filipinos are about fast food! 

In our country alone, more and more fast-food chains are beginning to expand worldwide with the help of their success in the Philippines! The best example? I know that you know what I’m talking about. It’s none other than the Jollibee Foods Corporation. Jollibee started small, but look at it now. As the years went by, JFC took control of many local and international businesses such as Greenwich, Red Ribbon, Mang Inasal, Coffee Bean, and just recently, Tim Ho Wan! There’s also another fast-food chain that JFC has owned for a long time now. It’s no other than our favorite local Chinese fast food, Chowking! 

Chowking was founded in 1985, long before it was bought by JFC. Chowking was very unique because it served authentic Chinese cuisine dishes at a cheaper price than most restaurants. And during its glory days, Chinese fast food was a new thing for many. 

Chowking captured our hearts through its wide variety of delicious menu, there’s the famous Chinese Style Chicken Lauriat, Asado Siopao, Congee, Lomi, Pancit, Buchi, Halo-Halo, and the ever-famous Chao Fan. The Chao Fan was a go-to food for many Filipinos! It’s very delicious, cheap, and the best part? It can easily fill up your hungry tummy. I think the Chao Fan is what inspired many of the new dim sum places today. Are you familiar with the favorite budget meal of students, the Siomai Rice? Yup, I think Chao Fan helped a lot in popularizing that!

Among the lengthy menu of delicious Chinese food of Chowking, there’s another dish that really hit the spot for Filipinos. It’s no other than their Sweet and Sour Fish Fillet. Chowking’s take on this classic Chinese dish was really brilliant. Its sweet, sour, and savory taste can really make you go for that extra rice. Moreover, the combination of its texture and flavor makes the dish stand out from the rest of the menu. 

So, I know that you’re craving authentic Chinese food now. In that case, let’s begin! Today, Panlasang Pinoy Recipes will teach you how to make the Sweet and Sour Fish Fillet Ala Chowking Recipe at home!

Sweet and Sour Fish Fillet Ala Chowking Recipe

Once you’ve mastered this dish, I’m sure that every meal you make in your house will become extra special from now on! Don’t worry, all of the ingredients can be easily found at your local grocery store and market. Also, the preparation procedure is also quick and easy to follow! Alright, let’s begin!

For the ingredients, we’ll need a carrot, pineapple, bell pepper, red onion, onion leek, garlic, ginger, tomato ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, water, cornstarch, flour, cassava flour, oil, salt, pepper, and of course, fish fillet. 

To begin, prepare all the needed ingredients and utensils. You can now season the fish with salt and pepper, then set it aside. Next, mix the flour and cassava flour in one bowl then proceed on dredging the fish fillet one by one. Finally, heat the oil on a pan then start frying the fish fillet until golden brown. Make sure to drain excess oil after frying. 

Now to start with the sauce, saute the carrot, onion, bell pepper, and pineapple in a heated pan with oil for about two minutes. After it’s done, set it aside. Now using the same oil, proceed to saute the garlic and ginger until you can smell its pleasant aroma. Then, add the water, vinegar, sugar, and tomato ketchup. Mix it all well then let it boil. 

Finally, strain the sauce before pouring it into the fish fillet. Now, toss all of the vegetables you set aside as well as the fish fillet that you set aside before. Keep on mixing all of the ingredients up the sweet and sour sauce until you’re sure that it’s well coated. And voila! Just like that, you’ve successfully made the Sweet and Sour Fish Fillet Ala Chowking at home! Serve it hot with a freshly cooked cup of rice on the side, yum!

How about that? That was very easy, right? Now you can easily make any of your meals extra special with the help of this Sweet and Sour Fish Fillet Ala Chowking recipe! 

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  • 1kg Fish Fillet
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 tbsp cassava flour
  • oil for frying and saute
  • salt and pepper for fish


  • 1 cup Tomato Ketchup
  • ¼ cup Brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 1 small thumb ginger(chopped)
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • ½ cup of water
  • Slurry (cornstarch + water)


  • Carrot
  • pineapple
  • bell pepper
  • Red onion
  • Onion leek(optional)


  1. Prepare all the ingredients and utensils.
  2. Season the fish fillet with salt and pepper. Set aside
  3. Mix the flour and cassava flour and dregde the fish fillet 1 by 1.
  4. Heat the oil then fry the fish fillet until golden brown. Remove excess oil.

For Sauce.

  1. Saute the carrot, onion, bell pepper and pineapple in a heated pan with oil for 2 minutes. Set aside
  2. Saute the garlic and ginger until the fragrance comes out then add the water, sugar, ketchup and vinegar. Let it boil
  3. Add the slurry until it’s thick and saucy.
  4. Strained the Sauce before tossing it into fried fish fillet.
  5. Toss the fried fish fillet and sauted vegetables into sweet and sour sauce until well coated every fish fillet.
  6. Serve while hot and enjoy.

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