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vegan sisig garnished with chopped onion served on a red plate

Vegan Sisig

Vegan Sisig is a delicious veganised version of a very popular Filipino snack Sisig. The texture of dry wood ear mushroom and taste of smoked tofu makes it quite similar to the original Sisig.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Philippines
Prep Time 55 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 181kcal


  • 1.5 cups dried wood ear mushroom
  • 2 cups firm tofu cubes
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • ½ tbsp grated ginger
  • 2 chili pepper finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp kalamansi/ lemon juice
  • ½ tbsp chili flakes or as per taste
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter/ vegetable oil
  • Salt as per taste


  • Wash the wood ear mushroom and soak in hot water for atleast 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, discard the water and finely chop the mushrooms.
  • Apply some oil and salt to the tofu cubes and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for about 40 minutes or till they turn light brown.
  • With the help of a knife or a pair of tongs, charr the tofu cubes over direct flames. To get the best smoky flavor make sure they turn black at few corners. Finely chop the charred tofu cubes.
  • Heat some vegan butter/ oil in a pan and add grated ginger to it. Saute for a few minutes and then add chopped mushrooms. Stir fry the mushrooms for around 8-10 minutes.
  • Add the chopped tofu and chili pepper. Stir fry for about a minute.
  • In a bowl mix soy sauce, kalamansi/ lemon juice, salt, chili flakes, pepper, garlic powder. Add this mixture to the pan, mix and cook for about 1-2 minutes before switching off the gas.
  • Garnish with chopped onions and serve with your favorite drink.


Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 551mg | Potassium: 287mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 644IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 2mg