Grilled Isaw

Grilled Isaw or Inihaw na Bituka ng Baboy is pig’s large intestine boiled until tender then grilled. This isĀ  probably the most sought and most popular street food in the Philippines.

This food goes well with beer or liquor and has earned the reputation of being the best affordable pulutan (appetizer).

Try this Grilled Isaw Recipe.

Grilled Isaw


1 lb pig’s large intestine (well cleaned)

1/2 cup vinegar

2 tbsp whole pepper corn

2 tbsp salt

4 to 6 pieces dried bay leaves

4 cups water

Watch the cooking video:

Cooking procedure:

1. Pour the water in a cooking pot and bring to a boil.

2. Put-in the salt, whole pepper corn, and dried bay leaves

3. Add the large intestines then simmer for a few minutes

4. Add vinegar then simmer until the intestines are tender (about 30 minutes). Set aside until the temperature goes down.

5. Cut the intestines crosswise (about 1 inch in length)

6. Skewer the intestine (about 3 to 4 pieces per skewer)

7. Grill the intestine while basting with the mixture of cooking oil, banana catsup, and soy sauce

8. Serve with vinegar and chili dip

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  1. JustinTrias says:

    Thank you for keeping this kind of authentic Filipino recipes available online! Galing!

  2. how do u clean the intestines pls help thanks!

  3. Grilled Isaw is another one of my guilty pleasures :D Love it when it’s smoking hot, served with rich sweet sauce. :D

  4. pano nga b linisin yan sir?

  5. pano po linisin yung intestine?

  6. Hi Lanie, mabuti naman. Medyo busy lang ngayong week kaya di masyadong makapag post. Thanks for asking. Kamusta dyan sa Hawaii? Lumalamig na dito..buti dyan always sunny :)

  7. You’re welcome fhe

  8. Ivee, sige subukan natin yan i-feature. Tamang tama, ilang buwan na lang pasko na :)

  9. favorite ko to nung HS ako. Kaya siguro tumaas uric acid ko…haha!

  10. hubby and i love this!

  11. Yummy! This is one of those I missed sa Pinas. Thanks for sharing. Great blog!

  12. Thanks Cecilla. I like Casa Baluarte too…Nami ang featured foods :)

  13. Hello to all kuya,alam ko talagang busy ngayon. Totoo dito laging sunny at parang Pinas:) Thanks for asking kuya. Aloha and Mabuhay!