Bicol Express Recipe

Bicol Express Recipe

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This Recipe is a spicy food made with Pork, chilies, coconut milk, shrimp paste, onion, and garlic.


  • 1/2 lb. pork belly, diced
  • 2 cups thin coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoon fresh alamang (shrimp paste)
  • 10 pieces Thai chili pepper, stemmed and minced
  • 6 pieces long chili (siling haba, siling panigang), sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium-sized onion, minced
  • 1 cup thick coconut cream
  • 3 tablespoon minced ginger
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat a pan and then pour-in the cooking oil.
  2. Sauté the garlic, onion, and ginger.
  3. Add the pork and cook for 8 minutes or until the color becomes light brown.
  4. Mix then coconut milk and alamang (shrimp paste).
  5. Bring to a boil, lower heat and then simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Add chili peppers and cook until half the liquid has evaporated.
  7. Add the long chili (siling haba/panigang).
  8. Pour in thick coconut cream and continue cooking until oil comes out from the cream.
  9. Add salt and ground black pepper to taste.
  10. Serve hot.


You can also watch this video on Youtube on how to make this dish. The video is owned by someone. Just posted it here as a reference. Thanks


Keywords: bicolano, traditional, mild