Lechon Sisig

2–4 servings
Prep Time
05 Mins
Active Time
25 Mins

The best days during Yuletide season falls in between Christmas and New Year—everyone gets to rest and we're all still lingering from all the leftover food from Noche Buena + the heightened excitement for Media Noche food.

Lechon is no stranger to every Filipino's leftover list. Aside from frying and transforming it into paksiw, we present to you—lechon sisig.

What is Lechon?
If you're serious about partying, you serve Filipino lechon (also litson) as your centerpiece: a slow-roasted suckling pig with crackling mahogany skin. Beneath the crispy skin lies tender meat, seasoned with aromatics like lemongrass and garlic. It is served either with vinegar or liver sauce for dipping.
What is Sisig?
Originating from Pampanga, traditional sisig uses parts of livestock that are usually discarded like chicken liver, the pig’s face and ears, and sometimes even the pig’s brain. The fatty, gamey flavors work well with the dish’s main seasonings: onions, calamansi, and chili.

It's got the makings of the Filipino pulutan. It's even got that creamy texture sans the mayo, all done in 30 minutes. We did it with leftover sarsa, in case you're wondering how to use that up too.


  • ½ cup lechon sarsa
  • 1 tbsp liquid seasoning
  • 1 tbsp calamansi juice


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup chopped white onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red chili, chopped
  • 3 cups cooked lechon, cut into chunks
  • 1 egg yolk, optional

In a bowl, mix sarsa, liquid seasoning, and calamansi juice. Set aside.


In a skillet over medium-high heat, add oil. Add white onion, garlic, chili, and cooked lechon. Cook until onion is browned and lechon is heated through, about 5 minutes.


Turn heat to low and add the sauce. Mix together until well coated and let cook until the sauce begins to thicken.


Remove from heat and serve with egg if using.