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Pork Barbecue Filipino Style

1 May

Pork Barbecue Filipino Style


  • 2 pounds of pork
  • 2 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 3 tbsp chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar (or more if you want it sweeter)
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 tbsp hot sauce (or to taste)
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 2/3 of a can of Sprite or 7-up
  • 2 tbsp of cooking oil
  • 2 tbsp of cornstarch


  1. Mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Put it in a container and marinate it for at least 24 hours.
  3. On the next day, simmer the pork together with the marinade for 20 minutes on low heat.  Don’t let it boil.
  4. Remove the pork from the marinade and add 2 tbsp of cornstarch.  Mix and let simmer for 5 minutes.  This will be your basting sauce.
  5. Turn the heat off and put back the pork back into the basting sauce.
  6. Build a fire in the grill.  Make sure you clean it before putting the pork.
  7. Put the pork and flip it over every 5 minutes while continuously basting it.
  8. Grill it until its tender or according to your preference.  We like it well done.



Do you miss the street foods in the Philippines?  How does isaw and bitukang manok sound right now?  Well if you are like me who are craving for those foods, then you might wanna try this Filipino Style Pork Barbecue that we just made.  I am telling you, this recipe is just so Pinoy na Pinoy, what else can I say?  Me and Nunnie love it.  And we had fun making it.

I got this particular Pinoy recipe from our neighbor when I was still in Pasig.  They would sell different kinds of barbecue on the streets of Pasig every afternoon until it gets dark because that’s when most working people get off from work and those who do not have time to cook or those who don’t want to cook will just buy something to take home for dinner, which I think is pretty common and convenient.  I did that too when I was still working.

If you are like me who likes barbecue, especially the Filipino style, then this is for you.  I just wish I have the time to set the grill every day.  I don’t want to use the oven because it won’t give the smoky flavor that the smoker or the grill gives to the meat.

When I first made this Filipino recipe, Nunnie couldn’t believe that I was adding Sprite or 7-Up on the marinade.  I guess it’s just not that common here in the US.  Again, that’s one characteristic of being Pinoy.  We are adventurous when it comes to cooking.

We are not afraid to use things that other people from other countries won’t even think of using when it comes to preparing food.  We, Pinoys, like to use Sprite or 7-Up in our barbecue marinade.  Or at least I do.  When Nunnie smelled the simmering marinade, he knew it was gonna be good.  So, when he finally tasted the pork barbecue, man!  He just loves it.


2 Responses to “Pork Barbecue Filipino Style”

  1. pito ortiz 21. Jan, 2011 at 3:03 pm #

    OMG, those porkchops look so delicious. I cant wait to try for my filipina girlfriend, she is just going to love it. I want to thank you for such a great job on your video, its the best. maraming salamat po.


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