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Pork Bicol Express Recipe
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Pork Bicol Express Recipe

Pork cooked in coconut milk mixture with chillies and shrimp paste. This is a dish has the spiciness and delicious taste that is perfect with white rice.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Pork
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: bicol express recipe
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 289kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 lb. pork shoulder sliced into cubes
  • 3 pieces long green pepper siling pansigang, sliced into thin pieces
  • 8 pieces bird’s eye chili siling labuyo or Thai chili, sliced into small pieces
  • 1 piece onion sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 pack Knorr Ginataang Gulay mix 45g
  • 1 tablespoon shrimp paste bagoong alamang
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 ¼ cups water
  • Salt to taste optional


  • Heat oil in a cooking pot
  • Sauté garlic and onion until the onions get soft.
  • Add the ground black pepper and pork. Sauté until the color turns light brown.
  • Pour 1 1/2 cups water. Let boil. Cover and continue to cook in medium heat until the pork gets tender and the water almost evaporates completely.
  • Prepare the gata by combining ¾ cup lukewarm water and Knorr Ginataang Gulay mix. Stir until the powder dissolves completely. Set aside.
  • Add the long green pepper, chili pepper, and shrimp paste into the cooking pot. Stir.
  • Pour the gata mixture into the pot. Let boil. Cover and cook in medium heat until the liquid reduces to half. Make sure to stir once in a while.
  • Add salt to taste. Transfer to a serving bowl.
  • Serve with rice. Share and enjoy!


Serving: 4g | Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 438mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 6.8mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1.8mg