1 pound pork tenderloin
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon Chinese wine or dry sherry
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon five spice powder*
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup warm water
1 tablespoon peanut or vegetable oil
1 egg white
Peanut or vegetable oil for deep frying
Sweet Sour Sauce
1.Cut pork into 1/2-inch slices, then into 1-inch squares. Place pork in bowl and mix with soy sauce, wine, salt, pepper and five spice powder. Refrigerate while preparing batter.
2.Mix flour and warm water into a smooth batter with a wooden spoon, stir in oil, allow to stand for 30 minutes.
3.Beat egg white until stiff and fold into batter.
4.Heat oil in deep-fat fryer to 350*F (175*C). Dip pieces of pork in batter, and deep fry a few at a time until pork is cooked and batter golden. Drain on paper towels and set aside. Repeat process until all pork is cooked. Set aside and make sauce. Shortly before serving, reheat oil on high heat (450*F / 230*C), and once more fry pork, a few pieces at a time, for just a few seconds. This second frying makes the batter very crisp. Drain again on paper towels. Arrange fried pork on a serving platter, pour hot Sweet Sour Sauce over and serve immediately.