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Bicol Express ala Bebet

This is the first episode of our Bisita Kusina series wherein Bebet Lainez shared his Bicol Express recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Pork
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 3 lbs. Pork belly sliced into cubes
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons spicy bagoong alamang
  • 4 Jalapeno peppers sliced
  • 4 cups coconut milk
  • 2 thumbs ginger julienne
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 tablespoons cooking oil
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • Heat a large cooking pot.
  • Sear the pork. Continue to cook until it turns light brown and oil gets extracted. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a cooking pot. Sauce garlic, onion, and ginger. Continue to cook until the onion becomes soft.
  • Add the sautéed pork. Stir. Continue to sauce for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Add the shrimp paste (bagoong alamang) stir. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add jalapeño pepper. Stir. Cook fo a minute.
  • Pour-in coconut milk. Stir and let boil. Continue to cook between low to medium heat for 45 minutes.
  • Season with salt and ground black pepper.
  • Transfer to a serving plate. Serve.
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 6g