Easy step to make Best Bicol Express

One of the most popular dishes of Bicolano is the Bicol Express recipe because they often use scalding-hot peppers as the main ingredients.  This Recipe is a spicy food made with Pork, chilies, coconut milk, shrimp paste, onion, and garlic.  It is easy and quick to make. Bicolano’s love to eat and cook, they often use coconut milk for their dishes, a famous product in the region.


3 cups coconut milk
2 lbs (800g) pork belly, cut into strips
1/2 cup Shrimp Paste
1 tbsp Garlic, minced
6 pieces Thai chili or Serrano pepper
3 tablespoons minced ginger
1 medium onion, minced
2 tablespoons cooking oil
Salt and Pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions:

1. Heat a pan and then pour-in the cooking oil.
2. Sauté the garlic, onion, and ginger
3. Add the pork and then continue cooking for 5 to 7 minutes or until the colorbecomes light brown
4. Put-in the shrimp paste and Thai chili or Serrano pepper. Stir.
5. Pour the coconut milk in. Bring to a boil. Simmer for 40 minutes or until the pork is tender
6. Add salt and ground black pepper to taste
7. Serve hot.

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