Kulinarya - Filipino Barbeque

I'm finally back. I’ve been away from the blogging world for a few weeks. It’s been so busy and I actually got sick and lost my taste buds. It’s not a very good feeling, that’s for sure.  

I thought I would kick of my first post for June with Kulinarya Cooking Club's June Theme which is Filipino Barbeque.  Thanks to Peachy and Ninette for picking this exciting theme.

The recipe below is just my own version of a quick and simple marinade. It’s sweet and delicious, especially when cooked the traditional Filipino way which is normally on top of coals.


Filipino Chicken Skewers


4 chicken thigh fillets (cut into small cubes)
1 teaspoons brown sugar
½ cup soy sauce
½ cup tomato sauce or banana ketchup
1 clove of garlic (crushed)
juice from 2 calamansi (calamondin)
a pinch of chilli flakes (optional)
soaked bamboo sticks

1. In a bowl combine the sugar, soy, tomato sauce or ketchup, garlic, calamansi juice and chilli flakes. Stir until the mixture is well incorporated.

2. Add the chicken pieces to the marinade and put it in the fridge for a few hours.

3. Take the marinated chicken out of the fridge and put 4 chicken pieces onto each bamboo skewers.

4. Put the chicken skewers on the barbeque and cook for 4 to 5 minutes each side. The small chicken pieces cook really quickly. I normally cook it until it is a little charred for extra flavour.
Serve with hot rice.


Kulinarya was started by a group of Filipino foodies living in Sydney, who are passionate about the Filipino culture and its colourful cuisine. Each month we will showcase a new dish along with their family recipes.

By sharing these recipes, we hope you find the same passion and love for Filipino Food as we do.
If you’re interested in joining our Kulinarya Cooking Club, please feel free to drop by our foodblogs and leave a comment – we would love to hear from you!

Make sure to say hello to all our members...


And of course… Trissa of Trissalicious and Trisha from Sugarlace

Karen @ Citrus and Candy (June 22, 2010)  

So glad you're back and feeling better Kath! Those skewers are exactly what I need right now. Btw your photos are fantastic!

chocolatesuze (June 22, 2010)  

welcome back kath! the skewers sound awesome

Helen (Grab Your Fork) (June 22, 2010)  

Ahh lovely to see your mojo is back :) Those skewers look so tasty - I can never resist a bit of caramelisation! And the pics are fab too. Very professional!

OohLookBel (June 22, 2010)  

Yum, the skewers look so juicy. I've never come across calamansi before. Must look it up :)

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) (June 22, 2010)  

Welcome back, Kate! Gorgeous skewers :)

Trisha (June 22, 2010)  

This is the quintessential bbq! I love eating these as a snack.. I can finish a few sticks at one sitting!!!

Trissa (June 22, 2010)  

We missed ya Kath! Glad to have you back and with such a yummy
post to start with!

Stephcookie (June 22, 2010)  

Welcome back Kath! Love the look of these skewers, the meat looks so tender!

Mark @ Cafe Campana (June 22, 2010)  

Great looking skewers. Meat always tates better on a stick :)

♥peachkins♥ (June 22, 2010)  

This looks like the perfect pork barbecue!

Angie Lives to Eat (and Cook)! (June 22, 2010)  

Aww they look yum! To be honest Ryan's mum doesn't really cook so I havn't been exposed to much Filipino food as he has been to Vietnamese food, I might have to start picking your brain! (P.S Photos look fab!)

Caroline (June 23, 2010)  

It's always fun to eat when meat is on a stick! :) Welcome back, glad you're doing well.

Maria (June 23, 2010)  

Those skewers look great! Nice photos too!

Olive (June 23, 2010)  

glad your back and feeling better now Kath! your chicken bbq skewers looks so delicious..nice photos, love the calamansi on the side :)

Anabel Nieuwen –  (June 23, 2010)  

Those look amazing! I'm going to try it out. What can I use instead of calamansi? I highly doubt I'll be able to find them in Amsterdam. Is it like lemon or lime? They look like little sour oranges.

FFichiban (June 23, 2010)  

WB! These look very tasty and food on a stick have an extra flavour to them hee hee

chef_d (June 24, 2010)  

Looks soooooo good! I love the addition of chili flakes to your bbq :)

cusinera (June 24, 2010)  

Did you know lots of people in Brisbane Barrio Fiesta was asking chicken bbq sticks...I haven't tried cooking chicken in bbq sticks form but your pics are so inspiring, will give it a go one of this days (*soon*), they look juicy and have the right finger lickin' good colour:)

Amy @ cookbookmaniac (June 24, 2010)  

Nice to have you back. The skewers look fantastic, like it came straight out of a restaurant. Yummy!

mademoiselle délicieuse (June 24, 2010)  

Welcome back, Kath! Really loving the photos and wondering what banana ketchup is?

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella (June 25, 2010)  

Welcome back Kath! And what a way to return-with a Kulinarya Club recipe! :D

Sara @ Belly Rumbles (June 27, 2010)  

Glad you are feeling better and a big welcome back Kath. Same question as MD, what is banana ketchup? Those skewers look delicious.

Conor @ Hold the Beef (June 30, 2010)  

Welcome back! Hope the sickness is all over for you for a long long time. Your chicken looks perfectly delectable :)

Big Boys Oven (June 30, 2010)  

a lovely bbq which I am bad in doing! :)

muffinsareuglycupcakes (July 07, 2010)  

these are so simple yet look so amazing.
barbecued chicken on a stick. mm.
keep that blogging mojo going!
dont wanna miss you again :(

MaryMoh (July 07, 2010)  

Looks simple and delicious. I would love to try. Summer is here but waiting for hotter days to BBQ. This would be a good item.

♥¸¸.•*¨Skip to Malou¨¨*•.¸¸♥¸ (July 12, 2010)  

welcome back!!! and what a great way to come back with these sticks of barbeque. Im just glad you're feeling better, now if only I could have a few sticks of these bbq, I would too feel better hahaha..

Obesebaby (July 22, 2010)  

that looks so delicious , looks like restaurant standard =)

Juliana (July 27, 2010)  

Yummie, your chicken skewers look so tasty...would love to try them...like now :-)

Renita (July 31, 2010)  

OOh, your skewers look so succulent. Also, what's Banana ketchup?

Anna Johnston (August 03, 2010)  

I've never been tremendously creative with BBQ foods, but these looks so delish & simple, think I'm going to give these a go :)

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