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Backyard BBQ Birthday Ideas

March 23, 2021 8:22 am

March 23, 2021 | 8:22 am

Summer is almost here! The sky— cloudless. The breeze—warm. This bright and uplifting summer vibe is not one to ignore. Cherish the weather by making the most out of it with your loved ones. Any birthday celebrations this summer? Why not celebrate it outdoors in the safety of your own home’s backyard!

You get to enjoy fresh air, freedom, and oneness with nature. And most of all, you get the opportunity to spruce up delicious Pinoy barbecue dishes that are fun to eat, and fun to make with the help of the fam!

Grab your tongs. Wear your apron. Heat up the grill! Your summer celebration will be a family hot topic because of these easy bbq party menu ideas!


First off, let’s have a healthy but tasty grilled dish for our family members who are carefully watching their diet. This barbecue dish is a must-try for everyone— Grilled Cream Dory with Avocado Mango Salsa ! The star of this dish is the Cream Dory which is rich in Omega 3 Fatty Acids that is good for the heart. And also, a fresh and light salsa on the side to bring balance to the whole meal! Madali lang ‘tong gawin.

In a small bowl, combine half a pack of AJI-GINISA® Flavor Seasoning Mix chili powder, and lemon juice. Mix this well and use this to marinate the cream dory for at least 15 minutes. While it’s marinating, take the time to prepare the avocado mango salsa.

In a bowl, add avocado, red onion, jalapeno, cilantro leaves, and half a pack of AJI-GINISA® Flavor Seasoning Mix Mix it all well until ingredients are nicely incorporated. Be careful not to overmix so as to keep the mangoes chunky.

Next, heat up your grill. Place your marinated cream dory and let it cook until it’s nice and golden brown. Baste the fish with the excess marinade while it’s on the grill to keep your cream dory moist and tasty!

Now that it’s all done, it’s time to plate it! Serve your fish topped with a generous amount of salsa. Add a cup of rice on the side, and serve!

Check out our complete Grilled Cream Dory with Avocado Mango Salsa recipe  made more mouthwatering with AJI-GINISA® Flavor Seasoning Mix !


Another must-try dish to make this bbq party food list a winner is this scrumptious chicken recipe— Grilled Chicken Teriyaki Bowl . Glaze pa lang, panalo na! Indulge in the savory-sweet flavor of this easy-to-make Pinoy barbecue dish that will surely be another classic family favorite!

In a bowl, combine rice vinegar, sesame oil, brown sugar, honey, ginger, garlic, red chili flakes, and SARSAYA® Oyster Sauce. This will serve as our marinade for the chicken. Get your chicken, put in a bowl, and let it soak in the flavors for at least 15 minutes.

When it’s done, it’s time to grill the chicken until it’s nice and golden. Keep an eye on your chicken pieces! Use the excess marinade to glaze the chicken.

While your chicken is having its sweet time on the grill, sear your zucchini, bell pepper, pineapple, and red onion in a pan until it’s all slightly brown. Serve your chicken with this veggie mixture on the side, and a cup of hot rice. Enjoy!

Check out our complete  Grilled Chicken Teriyaki Bowl recipe  made more delicious with SARSAYA® Oyster Sauce.


For the kids and kids-at-heart, sticks of joy await! Try making Kiddie Kebab Pork —it’s easy to cook, and fun to create! Customize each stick and make it as fun and quirky as you want. This is perfect for celebrations where the young ones are present! Try mo na!

In a bowl, combine cumin powder, chili powder, salt, pepper, oil, and PORKSAVOR® All-in-one Seasoning Mix. Mix it all well. Marinate your pork pieces for about 15 minutes, then thread each pork and veggie piece on skewers, then grill! This is best served with a sauce or dip on the side. For the dip, mix mayonnaise, all-purpose cream, cucumber, pepper, and salt. Serve it in a nice bowl, along with your cute and quirky skewers!

Check out our complete Kiddie Kebab Pork recipe made more savory with PORKSAVOR® All-in-one Seasoning Mix!


Since it’s the summertime, it’s only fitting that we have a dish with a tropical summer vibe on our bbq food list. Imagine the scrumptious flavors of grilled tuna matched with the tang and sweetness of pineapple. It’s a by-the-beach dish that will leave your family in awe with every bite! Try making Grilled Tuna Pineapple for your next backyard barbecue session!

In a bowl, mix soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, pepper, sesame oil, and SARSAYA® Oyster Sauce Add your tuna to your marinade mixture, and let the flavors marry for 30 minutes to 1 hour in the refrigerator. When it’s all nice and marinated, grill your tuna on both sides. Get your pineapple pieces, and place them on your grill, as well, until you achieve those golden charred marks. Serve it nice on a platter, and enjoy!

Check out our complete Grilled Pineapple Tuna recipe  made tastier with SARSAYA® Oyster Sauce!


And this dish will certainly catch your family by surprise. A soup? On a barbecue-grill party? Yes, you’ve read that right! Try this creamy and delicious Roasted Bell Pepper Soup on your next backyard celebration!

On an open flame, grill your bell peppers until the insides are tender and the skin is roasted. You may use a grill or an open stovetop to roast your peppers. When that’s done, peel the skin off, remove the stem and seeds, and roughly chop the bell peppers.

Next, heat up a pan and add in a dash of oil, onion, and garlic. Add in your bell peppers and 2 cups of water. Let the mixture boil.

Then, transfer the mixture into a blender and blend it until it achieves a smooth consistency. Put it back into the pot, and season with salt, pepper, and The Ajinomoto® Chicken Powder Mix Mix it all well, and let it simmer for about a minute. Serve it with spring onions and one tablespoon of sour cream on top. Enjoy!

Check out our complete  Roasted Bell Pepper Soup recipe  made heavenly with Ajinomoto ® Chicken Powder Mix.

Savor summer, and savor the summery barbecue dishes that you can make for the family on your next backyard celebrations at home! For barbecue recipe ideas, and more, check out https://www.ajinomoto.com.ph/cookmunity/ ! Happy grilling!