Sisig is parts of a pig’s head boiled, grilled, chopped, and served sizzling on a red-hot metal plate with onions, chilies, and vinegar.
This is a dish from the chopped parts of a pig’s head — ears, cheeks, snout, heart and the brain. You eat sisig while drinking beer.
In recent years, sisig has evolved to become a moniker for any dish of minced meat served on a sizzling platter with perhaps liver, onions, and chilies.
Vinegar and calamansi are the preferred seasoning.
It is now also eaten at home or in restaurants as the main part of a meal accompanying the usual rice.
Frequently misspelled longanisa, the Filipino name comes from the Spanish word longaniza, referring to a type of spicy cold pork sausage.
You can easily buy prepared longganisa. It is tricky to make yourself because you will need a curing agent like potassium nitrate and a lot of things could go wrong. Regardless of whether you make it yourself or buy it from a reputable store, cook the sausage thoroughly to prevent food poisoning. Continue reading “LONGGANISA (Filipino Sausage)”
This word is from the Spanish tocino.
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This is a native Filipino word.
flat piece of meat jerky
Jerky is lean meat that has been trimmed of fat, cut into strips, and then dried to prevent spoilage. Normally, this drying includes the addition of salt to prevent bacteria from developing on the meat before sufficient moisture has been removed.
A Spanish-derived, more commonly used synonym is tapa.
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In Philippine cuisine, pesà or pinesà refers to a type of ginger stew that commonly has a leafy vegetable like petsay also as an ingredient.
The most common primary ingredient is dalag (mudfish), but manok (chicken) and apahap (barramundi / sea bass) are also used.
Click here for Tagalog instructions on how to make Pesang Manok
from the Spanish lechón
inihaw na buong baboy
barbecued whole pig
Lagyan ng mansanas sa bibig.
Put an apple in the mouth.
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Also spelled as apritada, but more stylistically as afritada, having been dervied from the Spanish word fritada, meaning fried.
Filipino apritada is not a fried dish but a meat stew made colorful with green peppers, onions, tomatoes and potatoes.
chicken cooked afritada
pork cooked afritada style
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The Tagalog word for chicken is manok.
Tinolang manok (chicken stew)
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