Homemade Tofu Sisig Ala Max

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One of our favorite at Max is their Tofu Sisig. It is such a delicious but healthy alternative to the Pork Sisig and if you love tofu, you will love this easy recipe. You can do this at home in under 30 minutes!

With more people seeking plant-based options these days, this Tofu Sisig is a fantastic alternative for those avoiding meat. The original Pork Sisig is just as delicious but sometimes, we require a bit of a respite from the meat. The textures and flavors combine to give you all the satisfaction of a sisig meal, without the extra fat or calories. Plus it comes together in just 30 minutes – perfect for those nights when you need a quick dinner fix.

For those unaware, Max Chicken is a very popular restaurant franchise known for their tasty chicken dishes. But one thing that really caught my eye on their menu was their Tofu Sisig. Now, I’ve never been much of a tofu fan myself growing up on these tropical islands. But something about the way Max did their tofu sisig piqued my curiosity.

The last time I was in Manila visiting family, we decided to stop by Max for a quick bite. I just had to try what all the hype was about with this tofu sisig. From the first bite, I was blown away – the textures, the savory soy sauce flavors, the crunch…it was everything you love about sisig, but in a lighter, plant-based package. That’s when the idea struck me that I needed to recreate this so I can make it at home.

While I may not have access to Max’s exact recipe living way out here, I hope my version does their delicious dish justice. Be sure to check them out next time you’re in the city for the original inspo. Shout out to Max for putting tofu sisig on the map! Consider this islander-style adaptation as a healthy tribute.

Tofu Sisig Ala Max


  • 8 Tofu Squares
  • 2 white onions
  • Magic Sarap (optional)
  • 3 birds eye chili (chopped)
  • 2 green chili (chopped)
  • 3 tbsp Mama Sita Oyster Sauce
  • 5 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • salt and ground pepper, to taste
  • Chicharon (optional, for toppings)


  1. Cut tofu into small squares and marinate with Magic Sarap for 30 minutes.
  2. Fry until golden brown. Set aside.
  3. Mix Mayonnaise, oyster sauce, sugar, and freshly ground pepper.
  4. In a pan, saute garlic and onion, add chili.
  5. Add fried tofu, then the mayonnaise mixture. Stir until tofu is fully coated and turn off fire.
  6. Transfer to plate. Top with Chicharon. Serve hot.


If you want it meaty, you can add minced chicken liver. Make sure liver is pre-boiled and soft enough. Add between step 4 and 5. You can also add 2-3 tbsp milk if you want it saucy.

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