Grilled Filipino pork skewers


  • Prep Time25 mins
  • Total Time35 mins
  • Makes6 servings
*PLUS 2 hours marinating time
Grilled Filipino pork skewers

Photo, Erik Putz.

Chatelaine Triple Tested


  • 18 wooden skewers

  • 1/3 cup lemon-lime soda, 7Up or Sprite

  • 1/3 cup soy sauce

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar

  • 3 tbsp white vinegar

  • 2 tsp sesame oil

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp pepper

  • 1 tsp hot-red-chili-flakes

  • 750 g pork shoulder, cut into 3-in.-long strips about 1/4 in. thick


  • 1/2 cup white vinegar

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 large chili pepper, chopped

  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • SOAK skewers in water for at least 20 min or overnight.

  • WHISK 7Up, soy, sugar, vinegar, oil, garlic powder, pepper and pepper flakes in a medium bowl. Add pork and stir until coated. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hr or overnight.

  • PREHEAT grill to medium-high. Thread each pork strip onto a skewer in an “S” shape, pushing down so skewer isn’t exposed. Reserve marinade. Oil grill and cook pork, brushing with marinade before flipping once, until pork is cooked, about 2 min per side. Remove from heat.

  • SAUCE: Stir vinegar, garlic, chili pepper and salt in a bowl. Serve with pork skewers.

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Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 179, Protein 22g, Carbohydrates 15g, Fat 4g, Sodium 899mg.
Excellent source of vitamin B12.