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Filipino Pork Barbecue

Filipino style pork bbq skewers marinated in a mixture of ketchup, lemon, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic and 7 up.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 279kcal
Author Liza Agbanlog


  • 2.5 lbs pork shoulder
  • Bamboo skewers
  • 1 head garlic minced
  • ¼ cup lemon or calamansi juice
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1 can (355ml) 7-up or ginger ale


  • Prepare pork by slicing it into ¼ inch thick, 1 1/2 inch long and 1 inch wide pieces.
  • In a large bowl, combine garlic, lemon juice, soy sauce, sugar, ketchup and 7-up. Add pork pieces and mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  • Soak the bamboo skewers in water for at least one hour or overnight.
  • Prepare basting sauce by combining 1/2 cup soy sauce, 1/3 cup brown sugar and ½ cup ketchup. Set aside.
  • String the pork pieces on skewers, around 5-6 pieces on each stick.
  • Grill on medium heat until cooked, basting and turning every few minutes on each side.
  • Serve as is or with vinegar garlic dipping sauce. Enjoy!


To make the vinegar-garlic dipping sauce: Combine 1/3 cup white vinegar, 2 cloves of crushed garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper.


Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 1359mg | Potassium: 526mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 103IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg