How to Cook Sisig

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Many people love Filipino delicacy. One of the most delicious and popular viand of the Philippines is Sisig. This article explains the preparation for sisig and its ingredients.

Looking for a source of income? Thinking of a business? Well, going to the food industry is a good idea because food is always needed by people and it has the highest demand among all the needs. No one can live without food. A good idea of starting a small business is selling sisig which is a very popular Filipino dish. 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 known 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.


  1. 2 lbs pig ears
  2. ¼ lb pork belly
  3. 1 cup onion, minced
  4. 3 tbsp soy sauce
  5. 1 tsp ground black pepper
  6. 1 knob ginger, minced
  7. 3 tbsp chili
  8. 1 piece lemon (or 3 to 5 pieces calamansi)
  9. ½ cup butter (or margarine)
  10. ¼ lb chicken liver
  11. 34 ounces water
  12. 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  13. 1 tsp salt

Cooking procedures:

1. Pour the water in a clean pan and bring to it to boil

2. Put the salt and pepper

3. Put-in the pig’s ears and pork belly then simmer for 40 minutes to 1 hour or until it becomes tender

4. Remove the boiled ingredients from the pot then drain excess water

5. Grill the boiled pig ears and pork belly until done

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

7. In a pan, melt the butter then add the onions. Cook until onions are soft.

8. Put-in the ginger and cook for a few minutes

9. Add the chicken liver and cook until well done.

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

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

12. Put-in the soy sauce and chili then mix well

13. Add salt and pepper to taste

14. Put-in the mayonnaise and mix with the other ingredients

15. Serve hot. Share and Enjoy (add the lemon or calamansi before eating)


The price of sisig ranges from PHP 50.00 - 200.00. Now, it depends to you on how much you will sell it depending on how much you have spent. Most of the times if it is sold in the street it will cost lesser than 100 but in the mall it will cost much more expensive. If you want, you can also go to offices and sell the sisig with your desired amount.


Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman
Posted on Dec 13, 2011
M.J. Grueso
Posted on Dec 12, 2011