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Inihaw na Isaw ng Baboy

Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 3 lbs. pig's large intestine
  • 3 tablespoons coarse sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper powder
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 thumbs ginger
  • 1 quart water
  • 8 pieces dried bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon whole peppercorn


  • Clean the intestines well. Make sure to wash it with running water especially the inside part. Set aside.
  • Pour water and vinegar in a large cooking pot. Add ginger, whole peppercorn, bay leaves, and 2 tablespoons salt. Bring to a boil.
  • Add the intestines. Boil for 1 hour. You can repeat the process to ensure that the intestines smell less pungent. However, make sure to discard the initial water used, and add a new set of ingredients for boiling.
  • Remove the intestine from the cooking pot. Let the excess water drip. Slice crosswise into smaller pieces.
  • Arrange the intestines in a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon salt, cumin, garlic powder, ground black pepper, and cayenne pepper powder. Mix well. Cover the bowl and refrigerate overnight.
  • Skewer the intestine slices using a bamboo skewer.
  • Heat-up your grill. Grill each side for 3 minutes. Repeat the process until the isaw or intestines are fully cooked. Baste continuously with a mixture of sugar, banana ketchup, soy sauce, vinegar, and oil.
  • Serve with spicy vinegar. Enjoy!


Serving: 4g