Insarabasab, Sarabasab or Ilocano Style Sisig is an Ilocano dish made out of chopped flame grilled pork mixed with chillies, onions, vinegar and other spices. The name of this dish came from the word Insarabasab which means “something burned in fire” which exactly describes its cooking process. Traditional way basically is cooked in flames over a top of a clay stove called dalikan, the taste of the logs smoke add to the character of this dish, once cooked the pork is then chopped into small pieces and mixed with other ingredients and the most important of it is the Sukang Ilocos a type of vinegar produced in the region of Ilocos. This is then served with rice and basi and other vegetables that may suit.
Now gone are the old days of this cooking method but the closest one would be charcoal grilling and that’s what are we going to do today.