Philippine Sour Pork Belly

18:09' 18-04-2018
This dish from Pampanga in the Philippines is called “Sisig”, meaning “a sour snack”. Squeezing a lemon or lime brings out the flavour better.


    If you want, you can substitute chicken or fish, or use tofu for a vegetarian version. It takes over an hour to cook, but is worth the wait.


    • 400 g pork belly

    • 2 pieces star anise

    • 1 tsp salt

    • 1 tsp black peppercorn

    • 1 litre water

    • 60 g mayonnaise

    • 10 g soy sauce

    • salt

    • ground black pepper

    • 40 g shallots

    • 10 g chilli

    • 2 g spring onion

    • 10 g lemon juice


    • Submerge the pork belly, star anise, salt and peppercorns in a pot of water.

    • Simmer for 1 hour, then strain it through a colander.

    • Season the pork with ¾ tsp salt and ¼ tsp ground black pepper.

    • Grill the pork for 15 mins on all sides.

    • Chop the pork into small cubes.

    • In a bowl, mix the mayonnaise, soy sauce, ¼ tsp ground black pepper, and shallots.

    • Add the pork and mix it all together well.

    • Heat a sizzling plate to smoking point.

    • Put the sisig on the plate, then drizzle lemon or lime juice.

    • Garnish with chopped spring onion and chilli.

    Somchai R







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