Sisig Recipe

Sisig is a popular appetizer (pulutan) turned main dish that originated from the culinary capital of the Philippines : Pampanga. This dish was invented by Lucia Cunanan or popularly know as Aling Lucing (she is also known as the sisig queen). Originally, sisig is composed of chopped pigs face (snout included) and ears with a generous amounts of chicken liver. Hundreds of sisig variations are available today ranging from the original pigs face (maskara) ingredient to a more healthy seafood concoction such as squid, tuna, milk fish (bangus), and mussels.

There are several restaurants and even eateries (carinderia) that serve this wonderful dish. I know that we all have our own favorite sisig places (like Dencio’s or Jerry’s Grill perhaps) but it is still good to know how to make one.

Try this delicious Sisig Recipe and let me know what you think.

Sisig Recipe


  • 2 lbs pig ears
  • ¼ lb pork belly
  • 1 cup onion, minced
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 knob ginger, minced
  • 3 tbsp chili
  • 1 piece lemon (or 3 to 5 pieces calamansi)
  • ½ cup butter (or margarine)
  • ¼ lb chicken liver
  • 34 ounces water
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp salt

Watch the cooking video:

Cooking Procedure

  1. Pour the water in a pan and bring to a boil
  2. Add salt and pepper
  3. Put-in the pig’s ears and pork belly then simmer for 40 minutes to 1 hour (or until tender).
  4. Remove the boiled ingredients from the pot then drain excess water
  5. Grill the boiled pig ears and pork belly until done
  6. Chop the pig ears and pork belly into fine pieces
  7. In a pan, melt the butter then add the onions. Cook until onions are soft.
  8. Put-in the ginger and cook for a few minutes
  9. Add the chicken liver and cook until well done.
  10. 1Crush the chicken liver while being cooked in the pan
  11. Add the chopped pig ears and pork belly then cook for 10 minutes
  12. Put-in the soy sauce and chili then mix well
  13. Add salt and pepper to taste
  14. Put-in the mayonnaise and mix with the other ingredients
  15. Serve hot. Share and Enjoy (add the lemon or calamansi before eating)

Number of servings (yield): 6

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  1. sexygaia says:

    hello po..i made sisig just today for lunch. it was a winner! everybody, especially my husband, loved it! thanks for sharing the recipe/video =)

  2. Theresa says:

    Hi! 1 package/pouch of yeast is equivalent to 2 1/4 teaspoons of yeast.
    Good luck for your bao!

  3. it was our first time to cook this recipe, which we planned to have for the new year’s eve. i’ve been following this site for a few weeks, and this sisig recipe really helped us. my husband followed the instructional video, and he came up with a very good tasting sisig! we placed it on a sizzling plate and added a freshly cracked egg on top of it. viola! it’s like we were enjoying the meal in a five star hotel! our friends and neighbors were very delighted with this, and they always ask him to cook it again. luckily i was also with him while doing this, so now i also know how to cook sisig. thanks alot for sharing this recipe! i’m sure to try your other recipes soon. =)

  4. rosana garnado says:

    marami po akung natutunan thank you po…..

  5. .,.,.,hi.,.,i just want to ask panu if ang place e nd pedeng mag ihaw…??pede kea ung sa kawali nlan na walang oil..,

  6. wow na wow !!!ngayon alam ko na kung pano lutuin ang sisig.Thanks

  7. I live in Texas does anyone know where I can buy pigs ears? I really wanted to try this recipe.

  8. I live where we can not use a outdoor charcoal grill. What can I use indoor to grill the pork ears?

    • you can use the oven in your stove and put it on grill..if grill option is not there..use bake.. but if you use your oven make sure the fire alarm is off in your building or if you can not turn off the fire alarm..make sure the windows are open.

      sometimes there is a bit of smoke using the you really have to keep an eye on it.. around 150 to 200 degrees is acceptable.

      doesn’t take long either.

      or if you want authentic looking a george foreman electric grill.

      same problem we had before …we lived in a condo ..and bawal mag grill and bawal din to remove the fire alarms…so based on experience namin ‘to.


  9. look so deliscious

  10. Can I substitute mayo with pork brain? and what is the measurement?

  11. cute bunny says:

    hi po, id like to ask if there’s other name for pork belly? i’m new here in US and i keep getting the wrong pork. :(

  12. Rene ligaray says:

    I love cooking and I like the way you present them-simple yet delicious. Try more Filipino recipes.I will share this experience with my friends. More prower!

  13. jhayphie says:

    hi po!!!im working in the middle east so probably pork is not available, just want to ask, is there any alternative for pork sisig??? i wanted to learn how to cook this sisig for my friends birthday and it means a lot to me if you can hlp me…thank you so much!!! god bless..

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