Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Senor Sisig - Sisig Nachos with Chicken

I am pretty much a sucker for a discount, as many girls are. I can't even tell you the number of items I have purchased that I don't even need just because "it was a good deal." So when I saw that Senor Sisig was offering a 50% discount for one day only to celebrate their one-year anniversary, it was a no-brainer where I was going to choose to eat lunch. Those nachos were calling my name...

Senor Sisig set up shop on Haight Street this past Sunday for a six-hour birthday celebration, complete with tables, rocking music and a half-off discount to those who wished them a "Happy Birthday." It was a perfect sunny San Francisco day (finally!), so the family and I headed down to try more of their delicious dishes.

For today's endeavor, one of the items I chose was the Sisig Nachos, a giant container of tri-colored tortilla chips topped with mounds of melted cheese, sour cream, pico de gallo and guacamole. For protein choices they offered chicken, pork or tofu, and since I was already having a pork California Sisig Burrito to accompany my nachos, I chose chicken. They also offer pickled jalapenos, but I chose to omit them. The nachos came loaded up with the delectable chicken sisig, and I could barely contain myself long enough to put in a birthday candle before diving in.

Did they meet my expectations? Absolutely! Even with all of the melted cheese and other moist ingredients, the tortilla chips held up quite well. Often with nachos the tortilla chips turn into mush by the end, but these stayed crispy for the duration of my meal. The tomatoes were fresh and flavorful, and the guacamole was creamy, straight-up avocado, no additions here. Just the way I like it! By omitting the jalapeno peppers I was really able to discern each individual flavor, and the chicken was stellar. The lime danced off of the chicken, and along with the secret sisig spices, it did a tango on my tongue. I could have just as happily eaten a big plate of that chicken with nothing else. But everything together was great. Even though I opted against the jalapenos, the nachos still had a kick to them, so I didn't miss out on spiciness.

The taste of certain dishes lingers with me longer than others, and even a few days later I am still thinking about those nachos. My BFF here at work, who happens to be Filipino, has promised to share with me her family recipe for sisig, so maybe I can try to attempt them at home someday. In the interest of the blog I told myself that I can't have the same dish twice (at least until I have tried them all), but I may break that rule just to get these chicken nachos again!

Rating: 4.5/5 (ratings guide)

Senor Sisig (@senorsisig) $8.00 per order of nachos

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Does reading this make you want to try this vendor? Tell them that you saw them at I Left My Cart in San Francisco and support San Francisco street cuisine!

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