Bicol Express
Pork Stew

Bicol Express

Joel A.

Bicol Express

Today marks the first month of my blogging.  Yehey! And I just received an email that I’m gonna have a salary raise. Another Yehey! Is there a better way to celebrate than a home cooked meal? I made this classic Filipino dish, Bicol Express, a well known spicy dish.  The pork is simmered in coconut milk together with the shrimp paste. YUMMY!

Bicol Express 1

Right after I took the photo above, I immediately devoured my bicol express with rice. I couldn’t help it, I was so hungry because I can smell the creaminess of the sauce. Even my cat knows how good it was, she kept meowing at me for a taste.

Bicol Express
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Filipino
Serves: 7-9
  • 1 kg pork Kasim (pork's shoulder) cut into strips - (Alternative: Pork Belly)
  • 800 ml coconut milk (3 cups)
  • ½ cup shrimp paste
  • 4 pieces green chili peppers, chopped diagonally
  • ½ salt
  • ½ ground pepper
  • ½ tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 medium size onion, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  1. Saute onion and garlic in vegetable oil.
  2. Add pork strips and cook until lightly brown, around 6 minutes.
  3. Add shrimp paste, mix it with the pork and fry for another 2 minutes.
  4. Add the coconut milk, bring it to boil then simmer for 25 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  5. Add salt and pepper, mix it well then simmer for another 5 minutes.



2 thoughts on “Bicol Express

  1. Jenny @ BAKE

    congratulations on your first month blogging! it goes by quick! this looks absolutely delicious!

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