Bicol Express Recipe

Bicol Express Recipe ni Juan

Bicol express is also very easy to make. It is made up of pork (you can use sirloin or liempo cut into cubes) coconut milk or “gata”, green chili (siling pansigang), shrimp paste or bagoong alamang and some aromatics like onion, garlic, and ginger.




  1. In a bowl of water with salt, soak chili peppers for 30 minutes then rinse and strain.
  2. In a cooking pan, heat cooking oil and brown sliced pork for a few minutes.
  3. In another pan, sauté minced garlic and onion.
  4. Add to the sauté the browned pork.
  5. Then add the coconut milk, bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Add the chili peppers, Baguio beans and cook until dish gets a little dry.
  7. Add the coconut cream and simmer until the sauce thickens.
  8. Salt to taste.
  9. Serve with hot rice.


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