Every December in Angeles City, an annual festival is held at SM City Clark. It is called the Sisig Festival. The highlights of the Sisig Festival are the street dancing competition and the cooking competition that features the hundreds of ways to cook Sisig.
Sisig is a Kapampangan dish that has become a favorite of the Filipinos over the years, not just in Angeles City but the whole Philippines as well. It is believed that Sisig originated in Angeles City and has been included in the menus since the 1730s era.
Being Angeles City’s prominent food, the Sisig Festival has been conceptualized since 2003. The Sisig Festival’s ultimate purpose is to promote Angeles City as the Sisig Capital of the World. Through the Sisig Festival, the tourism industry of Angeles City continues to improve. The cuisine, local products, and culture of Angeles City will also be showcased to the whole world.
During the street dancing in the Sisig Festival, you’ll notice the portrayal of Tala’. She is the Goddess of Sisig in Angeles City. Group formation, group decorum, uniformity of action, and parade gimmick are among the things that you can check out during the Sisig Festival’s street dancing competition in Angeles City.
During the Sisig Festival, participants are arrayed in their colorful costumes and headdresses as they dance to the music of the songs “Hymnoning Angeles” and “Atin Cu Pung Singsing”. The street dancing starts from the Balibago Service Road and ends at the SM City Clark in Angeles City.
The term Sisig is a local term in Angeles City which means “to snack on something sour”. Sisig is usually made of ripe or unripe fruits that have salt and vinegar as dip. Sisig is also a method of cooking in Angeles City. Fish and meat are marinated in a sour liquid of vinegar or lemon juice with pepper, salt, and other spices for seasoning.
Today, the usual meat that is used in making Sisig is pork (especially the head of the pig). It is seasoned with chili peppers or calamansi. Local chefs of Angeles City have also experimented in other ingredients for Sisig other than the standard pork meat like squid, chicken, tuna, and tofu.
Sisig has become a favorite cuisine in Angeles City and sometimes Sisig is served on a sizzling plate. The Sisig cooking competition is a highlight of the Sisig Festival. Hundreds of participants eagerly show their culinary expertise in cooking Sisig.
The annual Sisig Festival in Angeles City, Philippines highlights culinary skills and colorful street dancing. Grab the chance to enjoy outrageous street dancing and the best of Filipino cooking.