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pork sisig on a cast-iron sizzling plate
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Sizzling Sisig

Sizzling Sisig makes a great party appetizer as well as a hearty dinner entree. A delicious combination of juicy pork and tangy, savory and spicy flavor, it's seriously addictive!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Entree
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 811kcal


  • 2 pounds pig face (snouts, ears, and jowls)
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 head garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • water
  • 1 large onion, peeled and diced
  • 6 Thai chili peppers, stemmed and minced
  • 1/2 cup calamansi juice
  • 1 tablespoon Liquid seasoning (I used Maggi)
  • 1/2 cup liver spread
  • pepper to taste


  • In a large pot, combine pig face, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, peppercorns, bay leaves, about 1 tablespoon salt,  and enough water to completely cover pork. 
  • Bring to a boil, skimming scum that floats on top. Lower heat, cover, and simmer for about 50 minutes to 1 hour or until meat is tender. Remove from heat and drain well, discarding liquid.
  • Over a hot grill, grill pork for about 7 to 10 minutes on each side or until crisp and slightly charred. Or arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet and broil in a 450 F oven for about 4 to 5 minutes or until nicely charred. 
  • Remove from heat, allow to cool to touch, and chop meat.
  • In a large bowl, combine chopped meat, onions, chili peppers, calamansi juice., and liquid seasoning. 
  • And liver spread and gently stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • To serve, transfer to sizzling hot plates. 



  • To serve on sizzling metal plates, preheat the plates in the oven or on the stovetop for a few minutes before serving to retain heat. Place a small pat of butter on the hot plates and carefully transfer the sisig.
  • For an authentic sisig experience, you can also top with sunny-side-up eggs before serving by cracking a raw egg over the mixture while it's still sizzling hot.


Calories: 811kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 80g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 1753mg | Potassium: 367mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.2mg