Being the birthplace of our favorite pulutan (and occasional ulam!), the province of Pampanga is the place to be when looking for the best sisig in the country. Here are the top three (of the very many) places to get your sisig fix in Pampanga:
Known as the “Sisig Queen,” the late Lucia Cunanan or Aling Lucing is credited for reinventing sisig in the 1970s into the crispy, sizzling dish we all know and love. Though many other new places in Pampanga have upped their sisig game in the past few decades, what better place to start your sisig adventure than the OG modern sisig restaurant? Aling Lucing’s Sisig still runs to this day in Angeles City, Pampanga. Try it for a taste of back-to-basics sisig history!
Named after two of its most popular dishes, Mila’s Tokwa’t Baboy and Special Sizzling Sisig has cemented its legacy as one of the best places in Pampanga to get sisig. Their take on sisig makes it especially crispy and fatty, making it a favorite among Kapampangan diners since the 1980s. Mila’s began as a humble sari-sari store and carinderia before evolving into the popular eatery it is today, setting up shop in Angeles City. For a more authentic experience, you can visit their original branch that is still behind a sari-sari store!
A favorite among tourists and locals alike, Binulo is one of the most popular restaurants in Pampanga. The restaurant, located in the Clark Freeport Zone, serves an intriguing mix of Kapampangan cuisine and grilled US steaks. Binulo serves its own mouth-watering sisig dish, among many other local favorites! Go here for a helping of tasty sisig in the traditional way, along with high-end versions of excellent local fare.
These three places are some of the most popular sisig restaurants in Pampanga, but great sisig is all over Pampanga, the “Culinary Capital” of the Philippines! Each diner will probably have their own favorite sisig, so why not ask Kapampangan locals for hidden gems? Start your sisig journey in Pampanga and have a taste of the lovely cuisine that this province has to offer. Have a hearty taste of the beautiful life that you deserve!