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Bicol Express Recipe
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Bicol Express

Bicol Express is a spicy pork stew cooked in coconut milk which is definitely one of the most popular dishes among Filipinos.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Filipino
Keyword: bicol express, bikol express, sinilihan
Servings: 4
Calories: 848kcal
Author: Bebs


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 pound pork belly - cut into bite sizes
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced
  • 1 medium onion - chopped
  • 3 pieces green chili - chopped
  • 2 pieces Labuyo Chili - chopped (adjust according to how spicy you like it to be)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons shrimp paste (uncooked bagoong)
  • 1 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • salt


  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Stir-fry the pork for several minutes until lightly browned.
  • Add the garlic and onion and cook until limp and aromatic. Add the shrimp paste and cook for another minute.
  • Pour in the coconut milk and chili and lower heat to low. Let it cook for several minutes until pork is tender and sauce begins to thicken and turn a bit oily.
  • Season with salt if needed.



Calories: 848kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 85g | Saturated Fat: 38g | Cholesterol: 146mg | Sodium: 249mg | Potassium: 436mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 3.7mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 3.9mg