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How to Cook Pork Sisig: A Filipino-Inspired Pulutan

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Pork sisig is a popular Filipino pulutan

Pork sisig is a popular Filipino pulutan

Pork sisig is a famous Kapampangan dish from the Philippines that consists of pig's snouts, ears, jowls, and chicken liver. This delicious dish is usually flavored with chili peppers, kalamansi, and onions, and then topped with egg. Sisig is typically served as main course, snack, salad, or beer-match appetizer (pulutan).

Ingredients for pork sisig

Ingredients for pork sisig

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

30 min

40 min

3 to 4 servings


  • 350 grams pig's mask
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 kalamansi
  • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons crushed chicharon
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green chili finger
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons liver spread
  • 1 egg
  • 1 red chili, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil, for sauteing


For Preparation:

  • 1 medium bowl
  • 5 small bowls
  • 1 large plate
  • 1 small plate
  • chopping board
  • knife
  • measuring spoons

For Cooking:

  • pan
  • cooking spoon


  1. Pour water in a pan. Season with salt and pepper. Add in pig's mask. Cook until tender.
  2. Drain cooking water. Set aside pork meat.
  3. Chop the pig's mask into fine pieces. Set aside.
  4. Heat oil and butter in a pan. Saute the onion until translucent. Add garlic, ginger, and green chilies. Mix.
  5. Add in chopped pig's mask. Continue cooking. Turn off the heat.
  6. Mix in crushed chicharon, liver spread, and mayonnaise. Season with salt and pepper. Stir until everything is well mixed.
  7. Top with the fresh egg. Serve with calamansi and red chilies.
Pork sisig, ready to serve

Pork sisig, ready to serve

Tips and Techniques

  • To make it spicier, add more chilies.
  • The butter adds a nutty flavor.
  • Combine oil with butter to prevent the butter from burning.
  • You can use fresh chicken liver instead of liver spread.
  • If you don't have calamansi, substitute lemon or lime.
  • Season this dish with any of your favorite condiments.
  • For an added crunch, garnish with chicharon.

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Travel Chef (author) from Manila on June 27, 2020:

Hi Louise,

It taste really good. I hope you try it.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on June 27, 2020:

I've never heard of this dish before, but it does look lovely. Thankyou for the recipe. :)

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