Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Sisik - Eating Faces


Well this was a new discovery. I've been eating this dish the past few times i was in the Philippines. I normally get in at about 1130am at Clark Field airport and have meetings in Manila almost within that 2 hours it needs to make that drive. I normally stop along the way at Ramon's along the highway for a quick lunch.

I normally get the Sisik dish as it tasted not bad and it went well with rice. Only on Monday did I find out that the Sisik dish is actually made up of diced and finely chopped parts of a pigs face. I just though it was a slightly weirdly tasting pork dish on a hot plate.

Now the question is knowing that would most non Filipinos order that? I wouldnt mind, its a little salty but its cooked with vinegar and oyster sauce ( i think) and its great with beer although it does tend to be a tad oily.

Cooked any other way i wouldnt want to eat the face of a dead pig though.

8 comments:

langkau said...

in this part of the GPS coordinates, eating pig face/head is #1 especially if babiQued. nice to go along with langkau and/or cap apek.

Chindiana said...

Langkau! yeah thats what i heard, perfect combo with booze. so next time i hit kuching i have to sample your culinary feats!

Eh, a belated HAPPY GAWAI dude! May your liver live long and prosper!

ah lim said...

good for skin i guess

Chindiana said...

ummm...... okaaaaaaay Mr Lim.......

i dont even want to know what you use for moisturizer!

J said...

Eeeeee. Pig face. At least there are no eyes staring accusingly at you. :)

ah lim said...

you should try goats brain... tried it in Palembang.. not bad hahaha

CreativeBitchin said...

i guess if calf's face is a delicacy of sorts in france, then pig's face shouldn't be all that strange as a dish.

had pig's brain before by the way, it was delicious. yum.

Chindiana said...

Pigs Brain, Goat Brain, calf face and alllll good some more! Some new section for your food blog J!