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Pork bicol express
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Pork Bicol Express Recipe

Learn how to cook Bicol Express - Pork from this easy recipe.
Prep Time1 hr 40 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: bicol express, pork bicol express
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 280kcal
Author: Edu Ang
Cost: $6


  • 670 g Pork Belly
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 1 pc Onion
  • 5 pcs Green Chili (Chili finger)
  • 4 pcs Red Chili
  • 2 tbsp Shrimp Paste
  • 200 ml Coconut Milk
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk diluted
  • 1 tbsp Sugar optional
  • Cooking oil
  • Salt
  • Black ground pepper


  • In a medium size pan. Heat 2 to 3 tablespoon of  cooking oil. Pour 670 grams of cut Pork belly. Add  a dash of ground pepper. Cook until the meat turns light brown in color the transfer on a clean container. Set aside.
  • In the same pan, saute 1 piece of sliced onion and 3 cloves of minced garlic until it turns light brown in color. Add the precook pork belly cuts let it pan fry for a while.
  • Put 2 tablespoon of shrimp paste. Stir to evenly spread the paste onto the pork belly cuts.
  • Pour 1 cup of diluted coconut milk. Boil for a while or until half of the diluted coconut milk evaporates before adding 200 ml of pure coconut milk. Let it simmer for a few more minutes.
  • Add 4 pieces of slice red chili and 5 pieces of slice green chili.
  • Gradually add 1 tablespoon of sugar(adding sugar is optional) , some salt and a dash of black ground pepper while stirring (add as needed) then let it cook for a while. 
  • Pass on a platter. Serve and Enjoy!



Calories: 280kcal