FAMOUS BICOL EXPRESS (SINILIHAN) OF BICOL, PHILIPPINES

BICOL EXPRESS

The dish was actually popularized, prepared and sold in Malate, Manila and we can consider that it is a myth that the Bicol Express originated in the province of Bicol. It was a food bought at the train station, usually consumed during the 8-hour train trip from Manila to Naga. [1]

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BICOL EXPRESS RECIPE:

Ingredients

  • 3 cups coconut milk
  • 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 medium onion minced
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

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

 

 

 

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