- Griffin Swartzell
RJ Foodies & Catering, Mobile business, 217-5093, facebook.com/Rjfoodiesandcatering
In 2017, the late, great Anthony Bourdain said that American palates were finally ready for the bold flavors that define Filipino cuisine. One of his favorite dishes was sisig, a sour-savory plate of sizzling pork, peppers and onions, usually served with an egg.
It’s the dish Bourdain thought could put Filipino cuisine on the radar of a broader international audience. And local culinary RV, RJ Foodies & Catering, serves up a nice lunch plate of the stuff.
When we sample it at the Wednesday food truck gathering, their sisig bears chunks of pork and bacon, primarily flavored with vinegar, lime and black pepper. There’s no egg, sadly, but the dish manages to balance the savoriness of the pork and vegetables with the prominent sourness. It’s served with white rice to sop, plus lumpia (spring rolls). The lumpia arrive at room temperature with a fish-sauce-based dipping sauce. Outside, they’re crisp, and inside, they’re savory.
We walk away full with no complaints to speak of.