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How to Make Inihaw na Liempo

Filipino Barbecue Pork Belly

Inihaw means grilling or barbecue, it is a popular way of cooking. There are many specialist restaurants and street food vendors who serve delicious barbecue to suit all tastebuds.

Here is a simple marinade and basting recipe that you can do at home. I used a portable bbq that I bought from Robert Dyas (not sponsored by them yet…LOL!), it uses gas canisters and you can take it with you camping too!

I am fortunate today because I can use many Filipino products compared to a few years ago, only a few ingredients are available to me. I particularly love using Datu Puti brand for soy and vinegar (again not sponsored by them..yet! haha!), I use that prticular brand because it gives a proper Filipino tastes as if you are back in the Philippines which I love. A quick trip via my tastebuds.

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How to Make Inihaw na Liempo

Print Recipe
Serves: 4-6 Cooking Time: 1:30-2hrs


  • Marinade
  • 300-500g pork belly slices
  • 240ml soy sauce
  • 100ml calamansi juice or lemon juice
  • 4 cloves , minced
  • 1 pinch of ground black pepper
  • 2tbsp oil
  • Basting sauce
  • 240ml soy sauce
  • 240 banana ketchup or tomato ketchup
  • 4tbsp honey
  • 2tbsp oil



Place pork belly slices in a medium to large bowl.


Add soy sauce, lemon juice or calamansi juice, minced garlic, oil, and ground pepper.


Let's get dirty, mix well until all the ingredient are combined.


Cover the bowl in cling film or transfer the mixture into a ziplock bag.


Marinate for 1 hour in the fridge or overnight. The longer you marinate the better it will taste.


Take your marinated pork out of the fridge and keep it aside for later. Heat up your grill or BBQ. Brush it with a little oil.


Place the pork slices on the grill turning and basting each side. You can prepare your sides while you cook the pork but don't forget about it!


Cook until tender, take it off the heat and serve. Liempo is best eaten with some boiled jasmine rice and salad or grilled vegetables.


Dip: (Filipinos love this simple balanced dip) Soy Vinegar or Lemon Onions, roughly chopped Garlic, minced Tomatoes, Roughly chopped A pinch of ground black pepper


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