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Lean Pork Stir Fry in Lemon and Soy Sauce

Lean Pork Stir Fry in Lemon and Soy Sauce

One of my favorite Filipino Food dishes is called Sisig (“See-Sig”).  A mix of pork belly, chicken liver, and pork  “maskara” (cheeks and ears).  Each part is cooked to tender then grilled, seasoned, chopped or minced, and then served on a cast iron sizzling plate.

Don’t worry, this recipe for Pork Stir Fry in Lemon and Soy Sauce won’t be as complicated and bizarre as Sisig. I’m only featuring the tangy-salty-savory marinade that makes the dish delicious.

Lean Pork Stir Fry in Lemon and Soy Sauce

I would like to give you a side note before you get totally queasy over Sisig. To appeal to non-Filipinos, some if not most restaurants or eateries in the US, cook a modified and simpler version of Sisig using only chopped or minced pork meat. If you do happen to find yourself in a Filipino restaurant and Sisig is on the menu, ask what’s in the dish then try it.  It is delicious, especially with a side of rice.

If you’d like to cook Sisig, here is a simple Sisig Recipe using Pork Belly by Bebs of Foxy Folksy, a Filipino Food blogger that is quickly becoming one of my favorites.

 Here are ways you can use Lean Pork Stir Fry in Lemon and Soy Sauce

  • Use in salads and noodles
  • Top over rice or steamed or stir fried vegetables
  • Use as a filling for soft or hard taco shells  

In this recipe, I am including instructions on how to serve Lean Pork Stir Fry in Lemon and Soy Sauce over cooked shredded cabbage.


Lean Pork Stir Fry in Lemon and Soy Sauce

Lean Pork Stir Fry in Lemon and Soy Sauce

Minced pork is marinated in soy sauce, lemon, and spices.  A versatile dish that is stir fried and can be made ahead of time. Serve over salads, rice, steamed or stir fried vegetables, or use as a filling for hard or soft tacos.

  • Author: AmusingMaria
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 1 hour and 30 mintes
  • Total Time: 1 hour and 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 people 1x
  • Category: Lunch or Dinner
  • Method: Stir Fry
  • Cuisine: Asian



  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless pork loin cut into small pieces (minced)


  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • chilli flakes or peppers (optional and according to taste)

Lean Pork Stir Fry in Lemon and Soy Sauce

  • 23 tablespoons oil
  • Marinated Pork

Lean Pork Stir Fry in Lemon and Soy Sauce over Cabbage

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onions
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 package Shredded Cabbage (coleslaw mix)
  • salt and pepper to taste



  • Add all ingredients, except meat, in a large bowl
  • Mix well
  • Add meat and mix until meat is coated in marinade
  • Cover and chill for at least an hour

Lean Pork Stir Fry in Lemon and Soy Sauce

  • Heat oil in a large pan (on medium heat)
  • Stir fry pork until cooked and golden brown
  • Serve pork over salads, rice, steamed or stir fried vegetables, or use as a filling for hard or soft tacos.

Lean Pork Stir Fry in Lemon and Soy Sauce over Cabbage

  • Heat oil in a pan (medium heat)
  • Add onions to pan and stir fry for about 1 minute
  • Add garlic and stir fry for about 1 minute
  • Add shredded cabbage and cook for about 5-10 minutes, mix occasionally
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
  • Plate cabbage and top with the stir fried pork


The longer the meat is marinated, the more flavorful it will be.

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  1. Honey @ The Girl Next Shore
    September 18, 2018 at 5:51 PM Reply

    GAAAAHHH! You have no idea how long I’ve been dying for a recipe that’s not sisig, but, er, sisig-esque! Haha! I can NOT wait to try this!

    • AmusingMaria
      September 19, 2018 at 9:22 AM Reply

      Haha! You’ll love it. Keep in mind, it’s lean pork so if you want it more fat/oily like Sisig, add pork belly or use more oil to stir fry the meat.

  2. Gloria
    September 18, 2018 at 8:29 PM Reply

    I love stir fries ….. especially for a quick weeknight dinner. This sounds delicious. Who needs takeout when you an make dinners like this at home. The leftovers would taste even better for lunch the next day, or another dinner in the week.

  3. Adriana Lopez Martin
    September 19, 2018 at 12:13 AM Reply

    I am a pork lover, so this stir fry is my kind of food comforting, homey and easy to make. Love that you added lemon I am Mexican, and we add lemon to everything provides a lovely touch. I need to cook pork stir fry this week!

  4. Kelly Anthony
    September 19, 2018 at 7:31 AM Reply

    This dish is so colorful and looks full of flavor. I am not familiar with Filipino food but this makes me want to venture out and try this.

  5. Michelle
    September 19, 2018 at 1:17 PM Reply

    I have never had this dish so now I need to try it and love that its lean!

  6. Shernell P Cooke
    September 19, 2018 at 8:06 PM Reply

    I really like the addition of lemon,it’s one of my favorite foods. Great looking cookbook as well. Keep cooking and sharing your delicious recipes.

  7. Stine Mari
    September 21, 2018 at 6:43 AM Reply

    Lemon Soy Sauce sounds delicious! And the entire dish looks super yummy. I would be a little sissy about eating the real Sisig though. But we definitely should be eating more of these kinds of meat too. Anyway, I want this stir fry in my belly now!

  8. Amanda
    September 21, 2018 at 8:25 AM Reply

    I haven’t tried sisig, but everything about this recipe sounds so delicious and flavorful. I’m definitely giving this a try soon!

  9. Jacqui
    September 21, 2018 at 1:38 PM Reply

    I wasn’t afraid to try Sisig so this recipe look super easy! 🙂 Great tips and wonderful insights on the types of meat. Thank you.

  10. Catherine E. Brown
    September 21, 2018 at 2:25 PM Reply

    Lemon soy sauce?!! I’m loving that! I’m going to zest the lemon into the marinade too… can never have too much lemon in my world! It makes everything taste so much fresher. This is going to go over well with my family too, thanks for providing me a dinner plan… I needed something new to try!

  11. Sharon
    September 21, 2018 at 8:38 PM Reply

    Wow, I have never heard of Sisig before. I love trying out new flavors, so I will be sure to give this a go on a weeknight.

  12. Chef Mireille
    September 22, 2018 at 11:56 AM Reply

    What a perfect one pot dish – love the flavors and so simple to put together!

  13. April
    September 24, 2018 at 3:31 AM Reply

    This looks fantastic. Back in the day, I would totally eat this and I love the cabbage addition. I don’t eat pork anymore due to my diet. Have you tried this with chicken?

    • AmusingMaria
      September 24, 2018 at 11:49 AM Reply

      Hi April, great idea! I haven’t tried it with chicken but I think the marinade will work the same way. I usually use leftover cooked chicken in other dishes since we either buy rotisserie chicken or make baked chicken at home.

  14. Stephanie Simmons
    September 26, 2018 at 5:43 PM Reply

    This sounds so amazing! I love a good stir fry and this one looks so flavorful. I’ll have to try this one soon!

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