Barbecue (also playfully called Bar-B-Q) is one of the most popular Filipino street food. It is prepared by marinating meat (usually pork, though some are known to use chicken as well) and then grilling it. Traditionally served on a stick, barbecue can be bought from the lowliest sidewalk stalls to the most pretentious restaurants. Though recipes of the dish vary from place to place, sometimes even from family to family, it has always been a Filipino favorite, a staple item in every fiesta or birthday celebration.
- 1 kilogram of Pork
- 20 bamboo skewers
- 1 cup of soy sauce
- 1 head garlic, minced
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup of calamansi juice or lemon juice
- 1/2 cup of 7up or sprite, optional
- 1 teaspoon of ground pepper
- 3 tablespoon of brown or white sugar
- 1/2 cu of banana or tomato catsup.
First, before cooking, the pork should be marinated. Cut the pork into thin and long slices, about 1/4 inches thick and less than 2 inches wide, then, in a mixing bowl, put the pork with the soy sauce, minced garlic, calamansi juice, ground pepper, sugar banana catsup and the soda. Mix them well and keep in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes or for some overnight. Remove the splinters and soak the bamboo skewers in water. String the pork on the skewers. Cook the pork on the skewers over live charcoals with continuous turning and basting the let over marinate on the barbecue, the serve.
- Philippine Pork Barbecue Recipe (Accessed on May 05, 2008)