Cookbook:Bicol Express

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Bicol Express
CategoryPork recipes

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | Cuisine of the Philippines

Bicol express is a Filipino pork dish with coconut milk and chili peppers. Popularized in Malate, Manila, the dish took its name from a passenger train from Bicol Region going to Manila and vice versa. Bicol Region is famous for cooking dishes using coconut milk and chili peppers.

Ingredients[edit | edit source]

Preparation[edit | edit source]

  1. Heat a frying pan over medium heat, then add the cooking oil.
  2. When the oil is hot, add the onion and garlic. Sauté until fragrant and aromatic.
  3. Add the shrimp paste, siling labuyo and the pork belly. Stir fry the mixture until the pork is browned on all sides.
  4. Add the sugar, pepper, and monosodium glutamate if using.
  5. Stir in the coconut milk, and simmer until the meat is cooked through.
  6. Serve with cooked rice.