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The outcome of this Bicol Express Recipe can be described as pork cooked in coconut milk with shrimp paste and chilies. No wonder the name of this dish was derived from a Philippine region (Bicol) wherein Coconuts are abundant and the use of chilies is emphasized in most local meals.


• 2 lbs pork belly cut into strips
• 1/2 cup Shrimp Paste
• 1 tbsp Garlic minced
• 6 pieces Thai chili or Serrano pepper
• 3 tablespoons minced ginger
• 1 piece onion minced
• 2 tablespoons cooking oil
• Salt and Pepper to taste



Step • 1. Heat a pan and then pour-in the cooking oil.
Step • 2. Sauté the garlic, onion, and ginger
Step • 3. Add the pork and then continue cooking for 5 to 7 minutes or until the color becomes light brown
Step • 4. Put-in the shrimp paste and Thai chili or Serrano pepper. Stir.
Step • 5. Pour the coconut milk in. Bring to a boil. Simmer for 40 minutes or until the pork is tender
Step • 6. Add salt and ground black pepper to taste
Step • 7. Serve Hot. Enjoy!

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