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New York Times review calls sisig 'arguably greatest pork dish on earth'


Most Filipinos are already familiar with the wonders of the pork sisig. Thanks to the Grey Lady, discerning New Yorkers might just give the sizzling Pinoy appetizer a try.

Sisig from Aling Lucing's in Pampanga. Photo courtesy of ‘Ang Pinaka’
In a piece on the New York Times last week, food columnist Ligaya Mishan sang the praises of the sisig while reviewing Lumpia Shack Snackbar, a Filipino restaurant in West Village.
 
"This is sisig, 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," wrote Mishan.
 
She added that the sisig was "a muscle car in the world of Filipino cuisine" along with the crispy pata, which are served like fries at Lumpia Shack Snackbar.
 
It's not the first time a food critic from the New York Times has raved about Filipino food. Last year, writer Pete Wells wrote glowing reviews about a pair of restaurants that served Pinoy fare in the Big Apple. — JST, GMA News
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