We ♥ Sisig!

http://manila.metblogs.com/archives/images/2007/05/DSC0580111-thumb.JPG Sisig is one of my favorite Philippine dishes. It is a sauteed and sizzling dish made from pork and various spices. It is a delicious viand and fantastic bar chow. Different restaurants have different styles of preparing this dish — some serve it with mayo, some serve it with egg, some serve it crunchy, some serve it extra-spicy. Sisig has also gone beyond just traditional pork. There is also bangus (milkfish) sisig, tuna sisig, chicken sisig. You can also have sisig rice — plain white rice fried with a small portion of the sisig serving.

I’m getting hungry just thinking about this dish! Without further ado, here are my Top 3 restaurants where I’ve enjoyed sisig immensely. Please feel free to add to the list!

1. Dencio’s – Crunchy, crispy, woohoo!
2. Aysee’s – A classic. One branch is near ULTRA and another one is in Eastwood.
3. Congo Grille – Their pork sisig’s fabulous and so is their tuna sisig.

Another place that also comes to mind is Cable Car. They had great sisig rice. Delish. I’m not sure if it’s still standing though.

Spread the sisig love. Care to add to the list?

16 Comments so far

  1. urbanodelacruz (unregistered) on May 18th, 2007 @ 10:16 am


    IMHO, there are two defunct restaurants that (would have) beat the pants off your top three:

    1) Trellis
    2) Rhythm and Booze

    (does this comment date me, or what?)


  2. toni (unregistered) on May 18th, 2007 @ 10:24 am

    Hahaha yes I think you just dated yourself, and in a way, I dated myself as well to the younger crowd by mentioning Cable Car.

    Trellis, yes I’ve heard of that and I think have tried the sisig there. But I was, uh, too young to appreciate it yet. Hehe. Rhyhtm and Booze I’ve heard of. :D

  3. nina (unregistered) on May 18th, 2007 @ 6:42 pm

    Mmmmmm sisig love! I’ve just had sisig twice this week. Once at Dencio’s, the next at Gerry’s Grill. On both occasions, they didn’t put in an egg anymore. Why??

    I may be wrong, but I think the only Cable Car branch remaining is the one in Pasay Road? I miss their sisig rice.

  4. Brian (unregistered) on May 18th, 2007 @ 11:52 pm

    Yumm Yumm! :) I love sisig too!! ^^

  5. ia (unregistered) on May 19th, 2007 @ 1:03 am

    Mang Jimmy’s is not in the same league as the above restaurants, but it has my favorite sisig.

    You can find Mang Jimmy’s about two blocks away from the back of Vinzons/Balara area. It’s one of the favorite eateries in the UP-Katipunan area. :)

  6. Eugene (unregistered) on May 19th, 2007 @ 1:47 am

    The first time that I really got to love sisig was when I tasted the extra crunchy dish from Pilo in Katipunan. They’re closed now, I think.

    Interestingly, according to the Metro Manila trivia quiz from Nokia’s N95 Wireless Adventure promo (http://wirelessadventure.nokia.com.ph/), Aysee tops the list in the multiple choice question #9. Other choices are Dencio’s, Trellis, and Gerry’s Grill.

  7. Argie (unregistered) on May 19th, 2007 @ 1:57 am

    That’s the kind of food we want to savour and experience when we go to Pinas! Where can we find those restaurants?

  8. RR (unregistered) on May 19th, 2007 @ 3:31 am

    Ooooooh, sarap!
    Add ko
    Sa Almers po, sa may Dapitan.

  9. E Akino (unregistered) on May 19th, 2007 @ 4:17 pm

    Yummy! After a year here in KSA…I miss sisig ,specially pork sisig. This is better eaten with your barkada’s. Sisig large order please. :)

  10. Lynn (unregistered) on May 20th, 2007 @ 12:54 pm

    I’m not fond of sisig but my husband is. He loves sisig at Congo Grille. And there’s already sisig pizza which is one of the best sellers of this pizza chain. :)

  11. jeanny (unregistered) on May 20th, 2007 @ 8:55 pm

    Do try the sisig of razon’s, ang satrap grabe. Actually famous sila sa halu halo which is masarap naman talaga.

    They have a branch at shopwise cubao and soon to open sa gateway mall :D

  12. supermanix (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2007 @ 12:27 am

    ken afford’s sisig!

    ken afford is located at b.gonzales st cor katipunan. if coming from libis, you have to take a u-turn right after miriam then turn right at citibanks savings bank.

    check my post at my blog about this:

  13. Happy Pajimna (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2007 @ 5:35 pm

    I’m really not a fan of Sisig, but my hubby hearts it very much. So I have no choice but to share his love for sisig he he.

    So far our fave Sisigs are the ones from Dencios and Guilly’s Island in the Metro Area, but me being a probinsiyana, most of the Sisig I had are from the local resto here. My Hubby never complained naman since the sisig here in our place are great, you guys should try it when you get to visit Cabanatuan City in Nueva Ecija.

    Here are the famous Sisig place in our City:
    Ilagan – Kapt. Pepe Subdivison
    Jardin al Fresco – Kapt. Pepe
    Gising-Gising Place – In Kapt. Pepe also
    and the best are the ones from “Leony’s Ihaw Ihaw” in Burgos Ave.

  14. rach (unregistered) on May 24th, 2007 @ 10:00 pm

    I love sisig too. I also like Dencio’s and Congo Grille’s sisig. Sometimes we buy those ready to cook sisig packs at the supermarket but they don’t come close to the ones you order at the restaurant.

  15. Frances (unregistered) on May 27th, 2007 @ 2:17 am

    I love Cable Car’s sisig rice, too. My blockmates and I used to go there a lot for inumans before and we’d always order sisig + sisig rice (yes, we want to die early).

    I recommend the tuna-pork sisig at Blue Finn, which is found at Katipunan just across the La Vista subdivision. My mom, who’s picky with food, loved it when I brought them there once. Overall their food is really good, not just their sisig, so I really recommend the place.

    Sisig from Sisig Hooray is also very good. Though, they only have store stalls and not restaurant establishments. So far I’ve seen stalls in the ground floor of Ever Gotesco Commonwealth, among the group of stalls near the new footbridge of Katipunan, and in the outdoor food court of Metro Market! Market!.

  16. toni (unregistered) on May 28th, 2007 @ 10:11 am

    Hi guys! Thanks for the sisig-licious recommendations!!!

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