Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice: These Are The Sweet and Spicy Recipes You Need!

These two flavors together are the best of both worlds!

IMAGE Patrick Martires

Of all the flavor combos there are, sweet and spicy is a no-fail classic. It’s a flavor combo that’s good for appetizers, main courses and of course, desserts: you have spicy flavors firing up your palate and sweet flavors to temper the heat. If you love this combo, bookmark these recipes ASAP: 

1 Chili-Honey Glazed Lechon Kawali

This crispy and tender cut of pork is elevated by this easy sweet and spicy glaze. It turns every piece is a perfect bite that goes well with rice.

A sweet-spicy oriental glaze gives fried pork belly a delicious kick and great with ice cold beer.


2 Korean Chicken Wings

There never seems to be enough of these delicious wings at restaurants. Make them at home and you can have as much as your heart’s desire. Plus, you get to control how spicy you want it to be.

The mix of sweet and slightly spicy is a slam-dunk!

3 Catfish Salad

This salad is far from boring—it's a crispy, flavorful explosion in your mouth! The tangy flavors of green mangoes gives your sweet and spicy combo another layer to love.

Sweet, tangy, spicy, and sour flavors mingle in this Asian salad.



4 Grilled Beef and Glass Noodles in Kimchi Broth

Ramen nights will never be the same again! Up your game from instant ramen and make your own kimchi ramen. Plus, you get to put real, delicious, flavorful beef.

Sweet broth, spicy kimchi, glass noodles, and beef bulgogi slices make this the perfect for rainy days.

5 Sweet and Spicy Pork Ribs


A sticky, delicious mess, this is always a crowd pleaser. So delicious you’ll have nothing but clean bones on your plates at the end of dinner.

If you're thinking of bringing these ribs to a Sunday lunch with the family, marinate them the night before.


6 Spicy Dilis


Whether for pulutan or ulam, you’ll find a hard time stopping once you start munching on these. Make sure you serve it while hot and crispy!

Dried fish gets the spicy and sweet treatment, and it's delicious and addicting.

7 Cashew Brittle with Sea Salt

We did tell you that you can have something spicy with your dessert! This recipe’s got all the crunch and sweetness plus a balancing act with the right amount of saltiness and heat. Give it a try!

Here's a treat that's the perfect balance of sweet, salty, and spicy.

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