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Grilled Pork Liempo
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Grilled pork liempo Pinoy

A truly decadent treat, this pork liempo recipe, simply put, is grilled porkbelly marinated in a mixture similar to adobo. Though indeed tasty, the preparation and the cooking of liempo are somewhat direct to the point. There are different versions of this tasty dish. However, the very basics are this: you marinate, you grill to perfection, and you serve.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Barbecue, BBQ, Pork
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 9 people
Calories 568kcal
Author Joost Nusselder
Cost $10


  • 1 kilo pork liempo (belly)
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • black pepper, ground
  • oregano
  • basil
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp canola oil


  • In a bowl large enough to contain all the meat, mix soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, basil, oregano, ground black pepper, and garlic. Mix well and ensure that there are no sugar bits settling at the bottom of the bowl.
  • Marinate pork liempo (belly) in the mixture for about 30 minutes to 1 hour (or longer if you’re not in a hurry).
  • Preheat turbo grill/convection oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place the marinated pork liempo (belly) slices in the turbo grill/convection oven. Be careful. 
  • Add oil to the leftover marinade and mix well. Use it to baste your pork belly slices.
  • Set timer to 15 minutes first then baste the pork belly again. Do this every 10 mins until the pork is evenly cooked to your liking. This is to ensure the pork doesn’t turn out dry and it locks in all the juices.
  • When done grilling, remove pork belly from the oven/grill and place in paper towels to help soak the oil up.
  • Chop into bite-sized bits or serve per slice. It’s your call.
  • Serve as pulutan or serve with hot rice.


Calories: 568kcal