BBQ From Around the Globe

We all love some good BBQ, right? There’re not too many things better than some delicious cooked meats and a cold drink in hand. Here at The Barn-B-Que Smokehouse, we must agree. Well the U.S. is not the only place BBQ is popular. With all the attention on the different style around the country, it’s easy to think that BBQ is an American dish. In this week’s blog, your Lake of the Ozark BBQ restaurant will tell you about some BBQ from around the world.

China | Shaokao

Shaokao consists of spiced meats, fish, seafood, and vegetables. They are placed on bamboo skewers and cooked over a flame. Shaokao is found in most of Chinas cities. They are very common along streets that have bars. 

Mexico | Barbacoa

Our English term barbecue derives from the Caribbean word barbacoa. Traditional barbacoa is the preparation of sheep, beef, or goat that is cooked in an underground oven. The same term today is used for a similar style made on a stovetop or slow cooker. Each region of Mexico has its own way of preparing barbacoa and the options are endless. 

Brazil | Churrasco

Churrasco originated in southern Brazil. They use a variety of meats like pork, chicken, and sausage. These meats are out on skewers and cooked on a “churrasqueira”, which is like our BBQ grill. These grills often have supports for the skewers. Some churraqueira do not have grills and only the skewers support the meat above the fire.

South Africa | Braai

The meats of a South African braai sound very similar to a BBQ here. Meats range from marinated chicken, pork, lamb, steaks, sausages, and a rack of ribs. Some traditional meats include boerewors and sosatie. Boerewors is a type of sausage that originated in South Africa and sosatie is a traditional dish of lamb or mutton cooked on skewers.

Australia | Barbie

“Let’s put another shrimp on the barbie”. “Barbie” is the Australian slang for barbecue and are a common summer pastime. The barbecuing of seafood like fish, shrimp “prawns”, and lobster is very popular. Traditional meats used are lamb chops, steaks, and sausages called “snags”.  Barbecues are often common for fundraising for schools and community events know as sausage sizzles. Sausages and chopped onions are cooked and served on bread with a tomato sauce.


Even though they do it a little different around the world, all these styles sound delicious. If you are ready for a tasty BBQ treat, head to The Barn-B-Que Smokehouse and grab some of the Lake of the Ozarks freshest BBQ. We have a great menu full of your favorites. Dine inside the 170-year-old barn, grab a table on the deck or grab it to go. No matter what you choose, your belly will thank you!

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Lake Ozark, MO 65049

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  1. Not happy!! $6 for a Mich Ultra! Burnt ends cold. Fries not done! Not sure how you’ll stay in business with this type of service and only three three people in the whole place!!


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