Bicol Express



Bicol Express


  • 2 tbsp cooking oil divided
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • i pc. onion peeled and diced
  • 1 pc. tomato diced
  • 1 Kilo pork belly pork shoulder or pork roast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 can coconut milk (400mL)
  • 6 pcs. green chilies minced
  • 1 tbsp sauted shrimp pasted can substitute with fish sauce sauce


  1. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and sautee for about 30 seconds.

  2. Add the tomato and the onions. Continue to sautee until the onion is translucent.

  3. Add the remaining 1 tbsp of oil. Add the pork and sautee until the pork is lightly browned.

  4. Add the coconut milk. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat to medium and simmer for 15 minutes.

  5. Add the green chilies and simmer for 5 minutes more.

  6. Remove from the heat and add the shrimp paste (or soy sauce / fish sauce)

  7. Serve hot over steamed rice. Enjoy!

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