What’s Hot About Sizzling Sisig

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March 29, 2015

Story By: Nicole Monton | Photos by: Rachel Breit

Fried chicken is a staple for many fast-food establishments. Often featured as an element of tacos, burgers sandwiches and more, fried chicken is an American staple. And Max’s of Manila, a world-famous Filipino restaurant, wants you to experience fried chicken like you never have before. And yes, Max’s spectacular chicken recipe is a secret — it’s just that good.

Gone are the days of settling for chicken that’s dry and unsatisfying. Max’s of Manila’s Waipahu and Dillingham locations invite you to experience tender meat that’s finger-licking good.

You can count on Max’s of Manila to deliver moist, delicious meat and chicken skin that’s perfectly crispy without the grease.

There’s no doubt that Hawaii’s favorite Filipino eatery has made a name for itself as the place to go for chicken. Max’s of Manila has been serving up authentic Filipino cuisine for nearly 70 years in a family-friendly environment. Here in Hawaii, locals have frequented Max’s for nearly a decade.

General manager Maly San Luis says that, while the fried chicken is renowned, those who wish to venture into beef territory will revel in Classic Pork Sisig ($9.75), Beef Sisig ($13.50) and Lechon Kawali Sisig ($13.95).

In fact, these dishes might be the hottest thing to hit the Islands this spring. And better yet, both dishes are served on sizzling platters.

Beef Sisig features tender, seasoned beef infused with Max’s of Manila’s house sauce. Lechon Kawali Sisig comes complete with diced lechon (crispy pork belly), which adds robust flavor and crunchy texture to each bite, along with chopped onions.

According to San Luis, what’s more is that the sizzling platters allow the meat to continuously marinade in the restaurant’s special sauce.

There’s nothing like taking in the mouthwatering aroma of traditional Filipino sisig as your meal sizzles in front of you. You definitely will be in the mood to dig right in.

Max’s of Manila has you covered when dining solo, with family or a large gathering with friends and co-workers.

“This is the perfect place for parties of two or 200,” says San Luis, noting the private rooms available for company parties, family get-togethers, birthday parties, etc. Reservations should be made beforehand to secure your spot.

Relationships are formed over good food, and that’s something Max’s of Manila intends to perpetuate for generations to come.

Max’s of Manila

801 Dillingham Blvd.
Daily, 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Waipahu Shopping Plaza
94-300 Farrington Hwy.
Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

94-300 Farrington Highway, Waipahu, HI 96797

Honolulu, HI 96817

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