Pinoy BBQ Recipe: Juicy Grilled Perfection Awaits

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with Pinoy BBQ, an irresistible Filipino-style grilled pork that’s sweet, savory, and oh-so-satisfying!

Prepare to fire up those grills and embark on a culinary odyssey to the Philippines! This Pinoy BBQ recipe will tango with your taste buds, pairing smoky, charred pork with a symphony of bold, tangy, and savory flavors. Stick around; we’ve got all the juicy details.

Pinoy BBQ Recipe

pinoy bbq recipe

This sweet and savory Pinoy BBQ is a Filipino crowd-favorite, often making appearances at family gatherings and street food corners. Marinated in a flavorful mix, the meat is grilled to perfection, promising a tender bite and an explosion of taste. Get ready to bring a piece of the Philippines to your backyard!

  • Cooking Method: Grilling
  • Prep Time: 30 mins (plus 4 hours marinating)
  • Cook Time: 15-20 mins
  • Cuisine Type: Filipino


  • 2 lbs pork shoulder, sliced into thin strips
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup banana ketchup
  • 1/4 cup calamansi juice (or lemon juice)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 head garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Bamboo skewers, soaked in water

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine soy sauce, banana ketchup, calamansi juice, brown sugar, garlic, black pepper, and paprika. Mix well until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add the pork strips to the marinade. Ensure all pieces are well-coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, ideally overnight.
  3. Thread the marinated pork onto the soaked bamboo skewers. Do not overcrowd.
  4. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat (around 375°F).
  5. Grill the skewers, turning occasionally, for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through and nicely charred.
  6. Brush some remaining marinade on the skewers during the last few minutes of grilling for extra flavor.
  7. Serve hot with rice and dipping sauce, if desired.


  • Alternative Ingredients: Chicken thighs can replace pork shoulder for a leaner option. Use pineapple juice instead of calamansi juice for a fruity twist.
  • Garnishing Options: Garnish with chopped scallions, a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds, or serve with a side of pickled vegetables.
  • Cooking Tips: Always soak bamboo skewers in water for at least 30 minutes to prevent burning. For an added smoky flavor, try using a mix of coconut husks and charcoal on your grill.