A rich umami bomb kissed by tart calamansi
Fire up Filipino Sisig with everything from pork belly to tofu in under 30 minutes!
Traditionally prepared sisig is an umami-led pork hash party: a bar snack (or pulutan) and street food in the Philippines, this dish has spicy, savory, and sour flavors due to a bit of chili, the rich pork sear, and tart calamansi.
An Omsom starter is a pantry shortcut, combining all the sauces, aromatics, and seasonings you need to cook a specific Asian dish. Recipes are provided - just add protein + veggies!
Hard-to-get ingredients, but we got them. No substitutes, no swaps, just proud, loud Asian flavors without cultural compromise.
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Cane vinegar, garlic, calamansi puree, porcini mushroom powder, dried chili flakes
Servings: 2, Servings per container
Serving Size: 1/2 Package (25g)
Hi Sis (squared) lol. I used your sauce to make chicken sisig for my family. First of all, let me just say...they loved it! We immigrated to America when I was 5 so when I say that they loved this shit, that means you ticked all the boxes on authenticity. I got a little ingredient happy and the volume of my chicken and chiles/onions did exceed the instructions so I ended up adding a little more soy and calamansi but whatevs, the Omsom base was still the star! Keep doing what you guys do, mad respect on that Asian female entrepreneurial game. Muah!
To my previous review. I found the ingredients and opened the 2nd packet. This one is spicier and has red pepper. The first packet has 0 ed peppers. I’m just not a fan of this flavor. To each, his own. Enjoy.
Well, I have tried the Bulgogi with both beef and pork and the Japanese Mizu Misoyaki. I’ll do a review of those shortly..but I’d rate both very high..delish!
I was looking forward to my first attempt at Filipino and came away disappointed. I thought the flavor was lacking in the Sisig starter and a quick taste before cooking...it tasted vinegar-like. Maybe, I got a bad starter..I have another pouch. I’ve been looking for the ingredients to try and figure out what I should expect in terms of flavor.
I just made sisig for the first time w/tofu & it was *so* delicious -- served over white rice w/a little hit of garlic. The tartness stands out, followed by moderate heat. My only adjustment was a little less salt on the tofu pre-browning, so I'd recommend starting w/less than a tsp. and then tasting/adjusting once other ingredients are added. Look forward to using my next flavor packet.
I love to cook, but after all the sourdough and big baking projects, I had a bit of pandemic cooking fatigue. I decided to try these starters to see if I could get out of my funk. SUCCESS. Tonight, I tried the Tofu Sisig, and it’s amazing—flavorful, full of textures, and FAST. You can taste the freshness and nuance of the ingredients. The only suggestion I’d have (just generally, not for this specific starter) would be bigger packs for stuff like meal prep; my partner and I devoured our servings, and then got sad about not having leftovers!
Daughter finally received the Sisig Starter 3-pack. She's excited to try it.