Learn How To Cook Bicol Express

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Bicol express is a well-known spicy Filipino recipe for pork. It is one of the best Filipino recipes which has its origin from Bicol. In the history this dish is named after the passenger train service. But some of the people said that it is called Bicol express because in Bicol, one of the Philippine region, there are lots of coconuts and chilies. This dish is stewed and mixed with lots of long chilies or in Tagalog it is called “siling mahaba”; it also mixed by coconut milk or in Tagalog it is called “gata” and a shrimp paste “bagoong”. I would teach you the method of cooking “Bicol Express”. But before that these are the lists of ingredients needed.

Bicol Express Recipe

Ingredients for Cooking Bicol Express:

1/4 kilo of pork, thinly sliced or diced (small)
1/2 cup Shrimp Paste (bagoong)
6-10 finger chilies sliced julienned
1 onion, peeled and thinly sliced
6 cloves garlic, crushed
3 tablespoons ginger peeled and minced
3 cups coconut milk
salt and pepper, to add taste
2 tablespoons of cooking oil


Bicol Express Cooking Procedure


Get a pan and heat the cooking oil in a medium heat. After that, Sauté the garlic, onion, and ginger in the oil until it get the aroma. Then add the pork, make sure to wash it first and then continue cooking for 5 to 7 minutes or until it becomes light brown. When the pork turns it color add the shrimp paste and sliced chilies. Stir. After mixing the chilies you may pour the coconut milk and wait until it boils. Simmer for about 40 minutes until the pork is tender. Put some ground black pepper and salt to add taste. After a minute it’s ready to serve. Its best serve when hot and shared with your family.