Bicol Express Recipe
Bicol Express Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Recipe Type: Dinner, Vegetables
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 3 people
  • 1/4 kilo pork thinly slice, thinner than a menudo cut
  • 1 cup Baguio beans fava/French beans; may use string beans as alternative
  • 3 cups finger chili; 2 cups finger chili/1 cup red chili pepper for spicier dish
  • 1/4 cup bagoong alamang shrimp paste; rinsed and drained to lessen salty taste
  • 1 piece onion minced
  • 1 head garlic minced
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup coconut cream optional; 1/2 cup of ┬ácoconut milk as replacement
  • 2 tbsps of cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
How to cook Bicol Express Recipe:
    1. Put finger chili in a bowl of water and salt. Soak for 30 minutes then rinse and drain.
    2. In a cooking pan, heat cooking oil and saute sliced pork for a few minutes till brown. Separate.
    3. Saute minced garlic and onion for few minutes then add brown pork. Add bagoong alamang and saute for few minutes.
    4. Add coconut milk, bring to boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
    5. Add Baguio beans and cook until the dish gets a little dry. Add the coconut cream and simmer until the sauce thickens a little.
    6. Add finger chili and simmer until sauce thickens a bit more.
    7. Salt to taste.