Pork Sisig

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.


Pig ears 2 Pound
Pork belly 1⁄4 Pound
Onion 1 Cup (16 tbs) , mince
Soy sauce 3 Tablespoon
Ground black pepper 1 Teaspoon
Ginger peice 1 Small , mince (Optional)
Chili 3 Tablespoon
Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Chicken liver 1⁄4 Pound
Water 34 Ounce
Mayonnaise 3 Tablespoon
Salt 1 Teaspoon



1. In a pan pour water and bring it to boil, season with salt and pepper.

2. Place the pig ear and pork belly and simmer over low heat for 40 minutes to 1 hour or until the pork is tender.

3. After 1 hour remove the ingredients from the pot and drain the excess water.

4. On a preheat grill, place the pork ears and belly, grill until done.

5. Chop the pig ears and pork belly into fine pieces.

6. In a pan melt butter and sauté the onions until soft.

7. Add ginger and stir, add the chicken liver and cook until done.

8. Crush the chicken liver while being cooked in the pan

9. Add the chopped pig ears and pork belly then cook for 10 minutes

10. Pour the soy sauce and chili then mix well.

11. Add salt and pepper to taste.

12. Add the mayonnaise and mix with the other ingredients.


13. Serve Sisig hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Bit Difficult
Preparation Time: 45 Minutes
Cook Time: 90 Minutes
Ready In: 135 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 693Calories from Fat 528

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 59 g90.8%

Saturated Fat 23.49 g117.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 263.5 mg

Sodium 997 mg41.54%

Total Carbohydrates 8 g2.6%

Dietary Fiber 3.13 g13%

Sugars 1.9 g

Protein 34 g68.2%

Vitamin A 95.8% Vitamin C 17.3%

Calcium 3.9% Iron 17.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet