Preparation / Directions:
>>I am new to the group and have a request. I remember from back near "the dawn of time" the early 1970s when I was in the US Navy and stationed in the Philippine Islands. There was a substance that was somewhat disparagingly referred to as "monkey meat" that was sold along the street out side the bars. I know it was usually a pork BBQ. I have tried to get the exact flavor but have not quite made it yet.
If anyone has a recipe I would certainly appreciate a response.
If my memory is not failing I remember it was biased on soy sauce, lemon juice and MSG. Cooked on a wooden skewer over a charcoal grill.<<
As luck would have it, my mother-in-law is from the Philippines, and happens to be visiting right now.
According to her, the pork is sliced, and then marinated in 7-up. That's right, 7-up. She says that if you want, you can add a little garlic and/or onion to the marinade. The pork is then skewered and grilled, basting with soy sauce while cooking. The MSG is an ingredient that I'd add, but may not be for everyone.
It sounds bizarre, but the 7-up would give a citrusy taste like the lemon juice you mentione