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Bicol Express Recipe
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Hot and spicy Filipino Bicol Express Recipe

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.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Bicol, Pork
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 367kcal
Author Joost Nusselder
Cost $8


  • ¼ kilo pork thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Baguio beans
  • 3 pcs long chili or jalapeno peppers (or more)
  • 1 onion minced
  • 1 head garlic minced
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • Salt to taste


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


Calories: 367kcal