Definition of sweet-and-sour in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌswiːt(ə)nˈsaʊə/


(Especially of Chinese-style food) cooked in a sauce containing sugar and either vinegar or lemon: sweet-and-sour pork
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  • In Norway the grated root is mixed in with whipped sweet-and-sour cream, vinegar, and sugar; this sauce is called pepperrotsaus and is served with cold boiled fish, in particular salmon.
  • Paul lifted the lid off his serving platter to reveal huge pieces of breaded pork covered in sweet-and-sour sauce on a bed of freshly steamed white rice.
  • So next time you dine on sweet-and-sour pork and egg-fried rice in a British Chinese restaurant, please don't forget that that is just the tip, the merest, tiniest tip of the iceberg.

Words that rhyme with sweet-and-sour

bower, cower, devour, dower, embower, empower, endower, flour, flower, gaur, Glendower, glower, hour, lour, lower, our, plougher (US plower), power, scour, shower, sour, Stour, tower

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