Not all of us here eat pork. It might be because of choice or religious belief – we totally respect that. But for us who indulge in pork, most will probably say that Sisig has been one of the greatest creations. Who can resist the inviting scent of this dish once you smell the aroma […]
Who wants to try this delicious sisig?
This sisig dish that I made for lunch is one of the best sisig versions that I ever had. I am saying this not because I am the one who made it — it is really good.
Would you believe that this dish is composed of leftover meat and innards from the batchoy that I prepared the other day? Yes, it is true. I intentionally added more meat and innards to the dish (don’t worry, the batchoy recipe indicates the appropriate measurement) because I plan to make sisig out of the leftover as an experiment.
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 Filipino appetizer recipe : Sisig.