Make it a bowl party on game day with Filipino Pork BBQ Bowl and Korean Meatball Noodle Bowl!

Filipino Pork BBQ Bowl & Spicy Korean Meatball Bowl

I took classic big game day foods like barbeque and meatballs, and turned up the flavor and freshness. Here are recipes for Filipino Pork BBQ and Korean Meatballs – perfect for your game day parties… or actually any occasion!

Make it a bowl party on game day with Filipino Pork BBQ Bowl and Korean Meatball Noodle Bowl!
Filipino Pork BBQ Bowl & Spicy Korean Meatball Bowl

Upend your traditional big game day eats with new trends that will bowl your guests over! These Filipino Pork BBQ bowls and Spicy Korean Meatball bowls are the perfect filling and easy-to-eat game-day menu items!

A wooden bowl filled with Filipino Pork BBQ, fresh greens, and lots of toppings.

This post is brought to you in partnership with the National Pork Board.

Football fever has descended on the nation, especially here in San Francisco, where preparations are being made to host the Big Game in just a couple of weeks. There are already talks of road closures and traffic detours, and it’s not just for one day. Commuters and tourists alike are realizing that it won’t be that simple to drive through the football frenzy for the next two weeks! Events are planned through the beginning of February. If you’re not going to be close to the action on the field, I think the best thing to do to celebrate the big game is by planning a party at home and focusing on the FOOD!

A table full of serving platters piled high with food and toppings for a big game party.

Like any sport, entertaining takes practice, so in the name of the game, I hosted a pre-party for the Big Game to test two new recipes that’ll amp up your game-day menu. I’m shaking things up with pork in a fun collaboration with the National Pork Board with recipes that highlight two of my favorite Asian flavors: spicy Korean and Filipino (of course!) barbecue in a build your own bowl pre-bowl party! The Filipino Pork BBQ and Korean Meatball bowls are so delicious – who says game day food needs to be basic?

A woman wiht dark hair and a blue shirt preps green vegetables.
A white bowl full of a corn salad.
Filling the table with lots of food for the Big Game Bowl Party!

Asian Inspired Bowls for the Big Game Day

I know everyone has their traditional game day eats. But it’s always fun to upend your menu with something fun, exciting, and a little bit different! This game day spread has something for everyone. It is also my spin on how we have all become bowled over by bowl recipes. Crowd-pleasing noodles and fresh greens are topped with Filipino pork bbq, Korean meatballs, and toppings that can be mixed and matched to your heart’s content.

Guests mix and match their game day bowls with Korean meatballs, Filipino Pork BBQ skewers, and many toppings.
Sprinkling sesame seeds on a Spicy Korean Meatball Bowl!

Spicy Korean Meatball Bowls

Since meatballs are already a game-day favorite, I knew I wanted to do a meatball bowl that would update the usual bite. The Spicy Korean Meatball Bowl is perfect for taking an old favorite and giving it a new spin! Ground pork is blended with Asian pear, some garlic, Korean chili paste (for a little kick), and soy sauce for the ultimate savory bite. But to make it even more exciting, I glazed the Korean meatballs with a blackberry chili glaze. This gave it an extra punch of sweet and spicy. Serve them up over a bowl of brown rice or glass noodles with a side of bok choy, topped with green onion seeds, and sesame seeds. You are good to go.

The chef holding a white platter full of Filipino Pork BBQ skewers.
Filipino Pork BBQ skewers lay on a wooden cutting board shaped like a pig, with the Pork Be Inspired Logo.

Filipino Pork BBQ Bowls

Now I knew I couldn’t have a game day party without my personal favorite: Filipino Pork BBQ Bowls. Go to any big gathering – especially my family’s game day parties – and these skewers of pork tenderloin marinated in a bold, tangy sauce always disappear in a second. Place the morsels of Filipino pork bbq over fresh greens. Serve it with achara (green papaya relish), and drizzle it with an Asian vinaigrette. Now you’ve got a vibrant bowl that will be a total winner at your big game party.

Guests can mix and match toppings with these awesome big game bowl recipes!
Guests eating their custom made Korean meatball bowls.
Eating food and watching the game.

Pork Cooking Tips

No matter whether you choose the Filipino pork bbq or the Korean meatball recipe (or both!), don’t forget some key things when cooking pork. Cook pork chops, roasts, and tenderloin to an internal temperature between 145°F for medium rare, and 160°F for medium, followed by a three-minute rest. For ground pork, cook to an internal temperature of 160°F.

To find the full recipes, head over to
Filipino Pork BBQ Bowl
Spicy Korean Meatball Bowl

And of course, the fun doesn’t end after the big game is over. You know how much I love pork all year round. These recipes are sure bets for any time you are entertaining a crowd. For more recipes like these, check out, and find them on Pinterest and Instagram at @porkbeinspired.

Event photography by Ashley Batz Photography.

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by the National Pork Board. Sponsored posts such as these help behind the scenes at Kitchen Confidante. Thank you so much for supporting brands that matter to me and for making my blog part of your day!

More Dishes to Serve on Game Day

Grilled Corn and Poblano Salad
Slow Cooker Stout Pulled Pork
Chipotle Pulled Pork Bruschetta with Queso Fresco
7 Layer Bars

Filipino Pork BBQ Bowl

Taking the traditional game day love of BBQ and making it better with this fun twist – easy decision!
Course Appetizer, Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 349kcal


  • 2 lb. pork tenderloins thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup ginger ale
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp. worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Tabasco
  • 2 Tbsp. canola oil
  • ground pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar OR white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 lemon
  • kosher salt to taste
  • ground pepper to taste
  • 10 oz. mixed greens such as watercress, arugula, baby spinach, frisee, sliced red cabbage
  • 1/2 cup red onion thinly sliced


  • Follow the link below for the instructions!


View the full recipe here!


Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 981mg | Potassium: 633mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 414IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg
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Spicy Korean Meatball Bowl

Everyone loves meatballs during a bowl game party. This takes that classic and makes it more special!
Course Appetizer, Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Korean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 28
Calories 251kcal


  • 1 1/2 lb. lean ground pork
  • 1/2 asian pear also known as an apple pear, peeled, cored and grated
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 3 scallions thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 2 Tbsp. gochujang also known as Korean chili paste
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 lb. rice noodles
  • 10 cups cooked brown rice
  • 8 baby bok choy blanched or steamed
  • 1/4 cup sesame seed
  • 1/2 cup green onions sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresno chiles thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup Sriracha chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup blackberry jam
  • 3 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt


  • Click the link below to view the full recipe.


View the recipe here.


Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.005g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 388mg | Potassium: 175mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1501IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg
Did you make this recipe?I’d love to see! Tag @kitchconfidante on Instagram and hashtag it #kitchenconfidante


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  1. anna

    I like very much Filipino Pork BBQ bowls. after seeing your post now, I wanted to do a meatball bowl that would update the usual bite. I know everyone has their traditional game-day eats, but it’s always fun to upend your menu with something fun.always your posts are amazing like this.

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