Beer Match: Now, how about some Tongue??

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Lengua Sisig of BarLo (Two Seasons Resort Boracay)

So we were in Boracay again for our annual lean season trip and was at our favorite hang out place (because of the 1-6pm Happy Hour), Two Seasons Resort, when the friendly waiter of BarLo enthusiastically handed us with the new "pulutan" menu (to translate, these types of food/snacks go best with beer or cocktails/hard drinks- Filipinos love these, can't go without it when there's alcohol on the table, it's what makes us fat! haha!).  We were expecting the usual bar food types and was ready to order the usual pork "sisig"- to our suprise, their menu listed "LENGUA SISIG".

To give you a quick background, "Sisig" is a frequent dish ordered by Filipinos, especially when in groups, side-by-side with buckets of beer.

Lengua Sisig - A perfect BEER MATCH!
  The word itself originated from Pampanga, which means "to snack on something sour",  referring to a method of preparing fish/meat, especially pork, which is marinated in a sour liquid such as lemon juice or vinegar, then seasoned with salt, pepper and other spices.  The beer match food I'm talking about, however, is what we call Sizzling Sisig, which is a dish made from parts of pig’s head like ears, snout, the brain, as well as it's liver, etc., seasoned with Knorr, calamansi (our local version of the lime) and chili peppers served on a hot sizzling plate. Don't knock it until you've tried it! Really! ;)  Forget I mentioned the pig parts, ok? :)

Anyway, this version of sisig on BarLo's menu was new to us (usually it's just chickien, pork, or milkfish) and certainly sounded interesting.

Everyone digs in as soon as the sizzling plate is on the table!
  I was hesitant at first because I liked my sisig a  bit crunchy  (restos serve it differently, with one or all: mayo, egg, or chicharon (pork cracklings)) and I was not really fond of the Lengua dish (except for the yummy mushroom sauce!) because of the texture of the lengua. LENGUA, btw, is spanish for tongue- beef tongue.  So I was kinda thinking, how do you make tongue crunchy in sisig?? 

Since majority won and wanted to try it, we did.  We ended up ordering it again when we went back to BarLo for happy hour.  And I'm looking forward to ordering it again on my next trip, it was soo good and a  refreshing break from the usual Sizzling Pork Sisig! A must try!!

So don't forget, SISIG (at any Filipino resto, I recommend pork) or LENGUA SISIG when at Boracay's Two Seasons Resort (see review on: BarLo of Two Seasons)... Now, that's truly Asian.  :)

sylviandavid says:
I love that you are an adventurous diner... we like to try things too. In America I have never seen tongue on the menu... but when I was growing up we raised cattle and I ate it then. Great review... really enjoyed it! sylvia
Posted on: Mar 15, 2011
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