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This Filipino Dish Is About To Be Everywhere, Says Anthony Bourdain

Filipinos know what's up.

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It's called sisig, and in a recently-aired interview with CNN Philippines, Bourdain says it's poised to become your new favorite food.

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"[This dish] is the most likely to convince people who have had no exposure to Filipino food — which American palettes are just now starting to become seriously interested in and embrace and investigate and learn — to look further beyond sisig."

If you've never heard of it, sisig is a dish traditionally made with pork parts (often the head and liver), onions, chiles, and egg.

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It's prepped in several ways — in this case: boiled then grilled — then served on a sizzling hot plate. Get the recipe here.

Bourdain describes it as "sizzling, crispy, sticky, delicious bits of pork with many textures."

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And like many other "gateway" ethnic dishes like tacos, Korean BBQ, and ramen, sisig is "casual, accessible, and exactly what you need after a few beers," says Bourdain. He adds that it will "without a doubt, absolutely" be in rotation at his NYC food market slated to open in 2019.

If you're interested in more Filipino food, Bourdain names adobo (meat, veggies, or seafood marinated in vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic) and sinigang (sweet & sour soup) as other favorites of his.

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You can also peep our list of delicious Filipino foods you need in your life here.

  1. Would you try sisig?

    Hell yes, I've already tried it and love it.
    Sure, that looks good.
    Maybe!
    Hmm, I don't think I'd be into it.

This Filipino Dish Is About To Be Everywhere, Says Anthony Bourdain

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