Off the Grid lunch location at Vallejo and Front Streets, in between the Financial District and North Beach. I couldn't be happier because now, every Wednesday and Friday, the food trucks are just a short walk away from my daytime work. For it's soft launch, OTG hosted Señor Sisig and Little Green Cyclo, and I, armed with a mission to find some healthy lunchtime options, queued up with my colleagues in front of my favorite Filipino truck.
It seems that every time I eat at Señor Sisig, I find something that becomes my new favorite. It just gets better and better with every visit! I was convinced for a while that nothing would top the Tosilog Burrito, but today it surrendered its #1 spot when I took my first bite of some straight-up Chicken Sisig with Steamed Rice.
Señor Sisig didn't let me down. My Chicken Sisig was exceptional! The platter consists of bite-sized cubes of seasoned and marinated chicken, grilled and slightly charred. They are tossed with diced onions and topped with jalapeños (though I omitted the jalapeños on mine). It's served alongside a scoop of steamed white rice and is accompanied by achara, pickled Filipino vegetables. My take-away container was fairly heavy, so it's a decent sized portion. And while I am sure that I could have eaten it all, I chose to eat only half and save the rest for later. Even after eating only half I was quite full, so it's a good amount of food.
The sisig has always been delectable in all of Señor Sisig's other menu items, but I loved that here it stood out on its own. I was really able to enjoy it's flavor and texture, with nothing else to compete with it. The simple side of steamed rice was the perfect, unobtrusive accompaniment. After a small hiatus from the food trucks, this was the perfect lunch to kick off eating season once again!
Rating: 4/5 (ratings guide)
Senor Sisig (@senorsisig) $8.00 for Sisig Platter with Chicken, Pork or Tofu
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