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Authentic Bicol Express Recipe
Authentic Bicol Express Recipe
Traditional Bicol Express

Bicol Express is a filipino dish, mainly in the region of Bicol. This spicy dish is mainly consist of bagoong or balaw (fermented shrimps), coconut milk, garlic, onion, ginger, and of course, red and green chilies. Traditional Bicol Express got less meat, more alamang, more siling haba and siling labuyo.

This delicacy was once told to be originated in Laguna because of the track of the train to Bicol. It was also once referred to be how one would get up from his chair to get a gulp of water because of the spiciness of the food. If you get the chance to be invited into a Bicolano's household, grab this chance to request for Bicol Express. They will prepare it they way it should be - authentic

kusina ingredients 
  • ¼ kg pork kasim, cut in small cube
  • 1 coconut, grated and cream expressed(set aside kakang gata)
  • ¼ cup fresh alamang
  • 15 pcs siling haba, sliced
  • 2 pcs siling labuyo, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 small ginger, crushed
kusina instructions
1. Combine coconut cream, pork, garlic, onion, ginger, salt and pepper in a heavy bottom pan. Stir continuously over medium heat until coconut cream is almost dry.

2. Add kakang gata, alamang, sliced siling haba and siling labuyo. Stir constantly until coco cream is thick.

3. You have the option of drying it more in low heat. This will extract the coconut oil making your dish "nagmamantika"

4. Serve hot.



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