Bicol Express

Try this popular Filipino dish the Bicol Express. A hot and spicy dish made with in coconut milk, pork and with chilies.

bicol expressIngredients

  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1/2 lb. pork belly, diced
  • 1 medium-sized onion, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups chili pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 2 cups thin coconut milk
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups fresh alamang (tiny shrimps)
  • 1 cup thick coconut cream
  • salt to taste


  1. Start by soaking the chilis in a water with salt. Leave for 30 minutes then rinse thoroughly and drain.
  2. Next, mix the pork, garlic, thin coconut milk, alamang, onion and salt. Then boil and lessen the heat then simmer for about 10 minutes.
  3. Then add the chilis and cook unitl the liquid evaporates. And finally pour the thick coconut cream then continue cooking until oil comes out from the cream.