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King Sisig brings the joy of sisig through its delicious variants, generous servings and good service fit for the royalties

Aside from being culinary royalties, what do Parts Unknown host Anthony Bourdain, best-selling cookbook author and host Nigella Lawson, and New York Times food critic Ligaya Mishan have in common?
These well-known culinary personalities have all fallen in love with the Filipino pork dish called sisig. In her article in NYT, Mishan hailed sisig as “the greatest pork hash — arguably greatest pork dish — on Earth. Say the name with two flicks of the tongue, somewhere between a whisper and a hiss.”
When TV food show host Lawson visited the country last year, she found the “joys of sisig,” even posting on her social media account a photo of the popular Kapampangan dish, made from chopped parts of pig’s jowls, ears and livers, seasoned with soy sauce, calamansi and topped with chilies and red onions.
Meanwhile, in an interview with CNN reporter Anderson Cooper, Bourdain who visited the country to shoot an episode for his show, cited the reason this sizzling Filipino fare excites his palate was because of “the textural variety in the face, the delicate interplay between meat and tendon and cartilage and crispy skin and fat.”
While this humble Filipino dish is slowly making waves in the international culinary scene, King Sisig, the leading sisig food chain in the country, has been reinventing the Pinoy sisig experience from being the perfect beer match to all-time favorite meal.
Since it was established in 2012, King Sisig redefines what a well-prepared plate of sisig is — crispy, tangy and meaty. “There is truly something unique and identifiable about sisig. It is a dish people often paired with ice-cold beer after a long day’s work, or enjoyed with a cup of rice. It is an everyday dish that most Filipinos love to eat. Because really, what is there not to love about this gastronomic treat? This flavorful, meaty dish is just hard to resist,” said Fernando G. Iso, AVP of King Sisig Royal Foods Corporation, the company behind the sisig food chain.
Your meal of choice
With 19 branches, the homegrown food chain has been offering affordable, delicious sisig meals that come in different variants. Meat-lovers will enjoy the Porky Pork Sisig, prepared using the freshest and meatiest pork chunks which are boiled, grilled, chopped and perfectly seasoned, topped with crushed pork cracklings right before serving on a sizzling plate.
One can also try the Lechon Sisig, a perfect combination of two all-time Filipino favorites, lechon and sisig, in one meal. Then, there is also the Crispy Liempo Sisig, which is made from flavorful pork liempo. For the Pork BBQ Sisig, the smoky flavor of pork BBQ makes its way to the sizzling plate. Another must-try for meat-lovers is the Beef Tapa Sisig, which is made from tender beef chunks.
King Sisig also offers healthier alternatives in their menu. There are the Chicken Sisig, Seafood Sisig and Bangus Sisig. King Sisig also has King Chicken Meals, crispy chicken fried to golden perfection. For light meals, customers can opt for Sizzling Pancit, your traditional noodle dish served in a sizzling plate, or Ice Milk, the King Sisig’s version of halo-halo.
Customers can opt for the Sisig Rice Meal or the Sizzling Sisig Meal. All sizzling meals come with sunny side-up egg and unlimited rice. All King Sisig Meals are served with soup of the day. They can upgrade their meal to include drinks and a side dish of Veggie Sisig Lumpia, which they can also order ala carte.
What’s your hotness level?
Aside from the generous servings, part of King Sisig’s popularity is that diners have the option to choose the level of spiciness. King Sisig believes that people can truly enjoy their food when it is prepared at their desired degree of hotness. Patterned after the Scoville Scale, a measurement of the pungency of chili peppers, King Sisig has its own Anghang Meter Levels based on the capsaicin concentration of siling labuyo.
When ordering, diners can choose among the five anghang levels – Mild, Medium, Hot, Extra Hot and Super Hot. According to the spicy level that the customers demand, the staff will add different amounts of chili sauce to the sisig. Ordering sisig can turn into a game, with diners challenging each other to see who can conquer the highest level.
For those who are worried about the spiciness, King Sisig recommends Mild. Medium is for those who are not that into spicy food but want that added kick to tease the palate. Hot is for those who really like it hot, while Extra Hot is for those who have high spiciness tolerance. For brave souls who like the extreme, Super Hot can be the perfect hotness level.
Royal service for the Kings
Now on its fifth year in business, King Sisig has slowly established a reputation on how well they treat their customers. The leading sisig food chain has differentiates itself through its royal service treatment of its diners. The King Sisig employees and staff are trained and empowered to go the extra mile and deliver exemplary service to their customers.
“The way we treat, communicate, serve and value our diners define King Sisig. We always strive to provide exemplary service fit for royalty to our customers. At King Sisig, customers are always the Kings,” enthused Iso.
Served hot and fast, King Sisig meals are prepared and cooked freshly in the store’s open kitchen. The well-trained King Sisig staff assembles the meals right in front of the customers. The sizzling sound, the flavorful aromas and the sights of cooking from the well-lit and well-equipped kitchen can do wonders and help work up an appetite. The well-designed interiors in hues of blue and violet and unpretentious ambiance elevate the dining experience.
King Sisig has 19 branches, majority are located at the malls, including SM Center Las Pinas, SM Center Valenzuela, Sta. Lucia Mall in Cainta, Isetann Cinerama Complex in Recto, Ever Gotesco Commonwealth, 168 Shopping Mall, Metro Point Mall in Pasay, and Farmers Food Plaza, Farmers Market Arcade and Ali Mall in Cubao. Follow King Sisig in Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to know more about your favorite sisig.

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