Sweet and Sour Onion


Onion is such a great vegetable with a lot of nutrients, but Chinese cooking doesn’t use onion as much as other vegetables. When I was living in the Netherlands, I came up with this recipe –  Sweet and Sour Onion. It is so easy to make, and can be a great side dish for a meal. After I moved back to China, I introduced this dish to my parents, who rarely bought onions at all, they loved it!


Sweet and Sour Onion



2-3 medium size onions

3 tbsp vinegar

1 tbsp sugar

1/2 tsp salt

cooking oil



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  1. Cut the onions into thin shreds.
  2. Heat up a wok with 2 tbsp of cooking oil over strong heat, when the oil is hot, put the onion in to stir-fry for 1 minute. When the onion shreds are soften, add 3 tbsp of vinegar, stir for another minute. Add 1 tbsp of sugar, mix well. Keep stirring for about 3 minutes, add 1/2 tsp of salt, mix well. Take out and it’s ready to serve.

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