Sisig is actually a Kapampangan delicacy that’s popularity spread out all over Philippines.  In Kapampangan the term sisig actually means to snack on something sour.  Sisig is a popular “pulutan” or an accompaniment when people are drinking beers or wine.  Here’s a recipe for this Kapampangan recipe my Kapampangan friend taught me,hope you like them.



pig’s head (you will be needing the cheek, nose and ears)

1 big onion peeled and halved

1 carrot peeled

some water

some cooking oil for frying

1 chopped onion

3 chopped green chilies

2 tablespoons of soy sauce

2 tablespoons of vinegar

kalamansi for decoration

some butter

salt, peppercorn

2 teaspoon of tabasco

some fresh chilis for decoration



There are three phase involve in cooking a sisig.  The first one is boiling.  Boil your pig’s cheek, ears and nose in a large casserole with water, some salt, peppercorn, onion and carrots. Cook them until they are tender.  You can use a pressure cooker to speed up this task.  The second phase is to grill them.  Over your charcoal fire, grill your cooked pork’s part.  Brown them on both sides.  After this you need to chop them very thinly.  The last phase needs a frying pan, put some cooking oil, sauté your onion and chopped green chilies with your cooked chopped pork.  Add the soysauce, tabasco and vinegar.  Before turning off the fire add your butter, decorate with sliced kalamansi and chilies.

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Comments: 8

  1. Bryan V. October 8, 2009 at 1:27 pm Reply

    Sisig rocks!

  2. Marc Nepomuceno December 2, 2009 at 9:24 am Reply

    I don’t what the dish in the photo is, but it isn’t sisig.

  3. Faye October 2, 2010 at 6:17 pm Reply

    Sisig ba ito?hindi yata!

  4. dolor February 24, 2012 at 4:18 pm Reply

    wala naman carrots and sisig…

  5. Joy May 26, 2012 at 4:10 am Reply

    I think you put the wrong picture. This is not sisig. This looks more like stir fried beef.

    • Hilda June 4, 2012 at 8:11 am Reply

      Hi joy, Im updating the site currently and part of it is reviewing the photos. Thanks for reminding I will definitely update the sisig photo :-)

  6. Janice July 3, 2012 at 6:24 pm Reply

    this is sisig. I ate the same one looking like this and its very delicious. I think you use the carrots only for the boiling part to enhance its flavor. I will definitely try this one. Thanks for the recipe :)

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