Filipino Pork Barbecue

So, summer is almost upon us and some of us started making use of our back gardens already. Some street grills in the Philippines use this or a variation. So for a taste of one of the Philippines’ popular street food (or close to it), try this sweet recipe! This recipe will serve 6 people.

Marinade ingredients:

  • 1.5 kilos pork shoulder steak
  • 1 large garlic, minced
  • 1/8 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup ginger ale

Basting sauce:

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce


  1. Slice the meat into approximately 1-inch thick x 1-inch wide x 1.5 inch long pieces. Season with pepper
  2. In a bowl, mix the garlic, pineapple juice, lemon juice, sugar, tomato sauce and ginger ale. Add the meat and seal/cover with cling film. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or over night.
  3. Soak the skewers (if using bamboo) for at least an hour.
  4. Prepare the basting sauce by mixing all the ingredients.
  5. String the meat on the skewers then cook over medium heat until done. Baste and turn as needed.
  6. Serve with rice or salad. Enjoy!


  1. You can make some sauce with the remainder of the basting sauce. In a small pan, simmer until it thicken and reduced halfway.
  2. You can reduce sugar by eliminating it from the marinade.
  3. I use a bbq tray to keep the meat from getting burnt.