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Prep Time:
Marinade Time:
1 to 8 hours
Grill time:

Filipino Marinated Pork Skewers

Barbecue - Street Food Style

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Filipino Marinated Pork Skewers
Serves 4
Prep Time:
Marinade Time: 1 to 8 hours
Grill time: 10

Traditionally a banana ketchup is used in this recipe, but as you can imagine, it’s not so easy to come by in my area, in fact I had never heard of banana ketchup until I made this Filipino Barbecue recipe. If you can find it, use it. The banana ketchup will lend a more authentic flavour to this recipe as well as tint the meat a reddish colour. (That makes it more yummy)

This recipe was really good. The sriracha added a little kick to the pork. If you have leftovers at all, throw it into a green pepper for a roasted pepper. Super yum. It was fun to have something kind of street food-ish to eat while hobnobbing with my friends. I definitely want to try more recipes like this. What food have you tried off the street with good results? Have you tried to replicate it? Leave a comment below and tell us about your street food experience.

Marinate the meat
Marinate the meat
Skewer and grill over high heat
Skewer and grill over high heat

Filipino Marinated Pork Skewers

Serves: 4       Total Time: 30 + marinade time


  • 4 pork chops sliced into thin strips, or 1 tenderloin sliced into thin strips
  • bamboo skewers, soaked for at least one hour
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 4 cloves of garlic, sliced
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. worcestershire sauce
  • ⅓ cup of ketchup
  • 1 tbsp. sriracha


Step 1
In a non-reactive dish or a big ziploc bag, combine all of the marinade ingredients, mix well and then add the sliced pork.
Step 2
Allow the pork to marinate from 1 to 8 hours.
Step 3
Preheat your grill to high, about 450° to 500°F.
Step 4
Skewer the meat onto the soaked skewers, pack those skewers tightly. (I did not pack them tightly, nor were my slices thin enough) Sear the pork over direct heat for about 3 to 5 minutes per side, or until the flesh is opaque. While the pork is grilling, you can brush it with the remaining marinade, brush the first side, then once when you flip, remember to flip them back over for a few seconds before serving.
Step 5
Serve as an appetizer or with garlic fried rice and grilled veggies.
Street food is growing in popularity, with pop-up restaurants and street vendors. Filipino Marinated Pork Skewers are one such food that you would typically find on the street in Manila, but not likely to find in your town. This is super easy to prepare and toss on the grill for a party appetizer or just something delicious to nibble on if you’re stuck for dinner, just serve with some garlic fried rice and grilled veggies.