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Bicol Express, as the name implies is a specialty dish from the Bicol region. It is a dish suited for those who love their food hot. Some Bicolanos sauté hot chili peppers and nothing else and enjoy this dish with their drinks or with rice. The recipe below is a dish with sliced pork. You can replace the pork with any meat or add other vegetables.




Bicol Express Recipe


Estimated preparation time: 30 minutes

Estimated cooking time: 30 minutes


Bicol Express Ingredients:

  • 1/4 kilo pork, thinly sliced

  • 1 cup Baguio beans

  • 3 cups long chili or jalapeno peppers

  • 1 onion, minced

  • 1 head of garlic, minced

  • 1 cup coconut milk

  • 1 cup coconut cream

  • 2 tablespoons of cooking oil

  • Salt to taste

Bicol Express Cooking Instructions:

  • In a bowl of water with salt, soak chili peppers for 30 minutes then rinse and strain.

  • In a cooking pan, heat cooking oil and brown sliced pork for a few minutes.

  • In another pan, sauté minced garlic and onion.

  • Add to the sauté the browned pork.

  • Then add the coconut milk, bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.

  • Add the chili peppers, Baguio beans and cook until dish gets a little dry.

  • Add the coconut cream and simmer until the sauce thickens.

  • Salt to taste.


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