Those excellent pig photos brought up memories that my ship did have a beach party with the roasted pig. I think that it was a problem as -one- pig doesn't feed 80 people, and the scuttlebutt was that we were cheated.( poor planning by the Chief in charge). There was plenty of other food.
====...And of course, we have one of the best tasting barbecue! We barbecue almost anything... from the usual pork and chicken, we also grill fishes and other seafood. Aside from the popular Adobo, You should try Beef Caldereta, Bistek, Beef Morcon, Chicken Curry, and of course the most popular dish in every feast is the Lechon, a roasted pig! Yes pig, not just pork, but the whole body of pig, marinated and stuffed it with special spices then roasted it in a very special way until the skin becomes crispy and its meat gets tender... ===
It is obvious that Philipino food and BBQ has a Spanish origin. Many of these dishes sound like they came from a taco truck. Just curious, is there a Philipino version of a tortilla? I've never seen anything like that.
Your usuage of the word 'bbq' is different than others. I think that there is a term for the style of BBQ that is done there and from where I am familiar in California. I call it Pacific Rim BBQ or grilling, take your pick. It is just food cooked over a open flame, and long smoking rarely happens.
One last thing, in Oahu, there is a Chinatown district which is kind of lacking.... But there are quite a few Philipino restaurants that are located near the major inter-city bus stop. I had lunch there when my favorite piroshki (think runza) store was closed for vacation...
*** There were a variety of places to choose from.
*** I flew all the way across the Pacific in anticipation of these piroskis. Is this the longest trip where a "closed for vacation' sign ruined it all?