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How To Cook Bicol Express Panlasang Pinoy
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Bicol Express

This is a guide on how to cook Bicol express using pork belly and balaw or salted shrimp.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: bicol express, bicol express recipe, how to cook bicol express
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 2067kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 lbs. pork belly sliced into cubes
  • 6 pieces siling pansigang slice
  • 1 piece Knorr Pork Cube
  • 4 cups coconut milk
  • 2 cups coconut cream
  • 2 pieces onion chopped
  • 3 ½ tablespoons balaw or bagoong alamang
  • 6 pieces Thai chili pepper chopped
  • 3 thumbs ginger crushed
  • 5 cloves garlic crushed


  • Combine coconut milk, onion, ginger, garlic, and pork in a cooking pot. Stir. Turn the heat on and let the coconut milk boil. Cover the pot and continue to boil in medium heat until the liquid reduces to half. Note: Stir the mixture every 7 minutes to prevent lumps from forming.
  • Add balaw or bagoong alamang, chili peppers, coconut cream, and Knorr pork cube. Stir. Continue to boil until the coconut milk reduces to your desired consistency. 
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve. Share and enjoy!



Calories: 2067kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 210g | Saturated Fat: 123g | Cholesterol: 313mg | Sodium: 809mg | Potassium: 1321mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 11.1mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 12.4mg