Bicol Express + Steamed Okra

Bicol Express is a pork dish made rich and creamy by coconut milk . It’s very spicy because it’s cooked with lots of fresh green finger chillies.
Bicol Express, steamed okra, cauli rice | The Peach Kitchen

..And it’s one of my favorite dishes. I love anything with coconut milk and bagoong! I think these two ingredients can make any dish delectable.

The past few days has been nothing but challenging. Challenging because I’m really beginning to get tired of staring at the four corners of our home. To be honest, I’m also getting tired of all the cooking and cleaning. Hay, I need to do something new or else I think I’ll go crazy.

I’ve been back to working out the last week of April. 30-minutes per day muna, syempre. It’s one of the things being advised that we should do everyday to be healthy and boost our immune system. Basically one of the ways to beat Covid-19, right? So I hauled my lazy ass and started doing it. Waaah, ang hirap mag-motivate ng self every morning. Kayo ba?

Tapos syempre, add more veggies in our diet. That’s why I paired this yummy Bicol express with steamed okra and Cauli Rice.

READ: Cauliflower Rice

Bicol Express, steamed okra, cauli rice | The Peach Kitchen

It’s very easy to cook as well, just sauté all the ingredients and then simmer them until pork is tender. Hope you’ll like my Bicol Express recipe.



Bicol Express + Steamed Okra

  • Author: Peachy Adarne


  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 500g pork liempo, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 8 pieces green finger chilli, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cup coconut milk, I used Coco Mama
  • 2 tbsp shrimp paste (bagoong)
  • patis to taste

to serve

  • 9 pieces steamed okra
  • cauli rice or steamed rice
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil in a pan. Sauté garlic and onion until onion becomes wilted.
  2. Add in pork liempo and cook until a little brown.
  3. Pour coconut milk. Simmer for 10-20 minutes or until the pork becomes tender.
  4. Add finger chillies and shrim paste. Simmer until sauce is reduced.
  5. Season with patis to taste.
  6. Serve with steamed rice or cauli rice and steamed okra on the side.

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28 Responses

  1. Wow.. One of my fave dish.. Bicol express.. Plus steamed okra pa.. Very healthy and delicious food…. The best.. Very easy to prepare pa. Yay..

  2. Hindi ako chili lover pero must try this
    looks yummy kasi siya. Mmm? Palagi ako nattakam sa mga luto mo momsh?

  3. My two favorite in one..super love the okra and of course The bicol express and i love na mamantika siya ang sarap ibuhos sa kanin ?? laging nakaktakam mga dishes mo Mommy Peach na halos lahat gusto ko agad gayahin ☺️

  4. Oh my God its holy yummy madam…i will cook like that po …thanks for sharing..

    1. tagal ko ng hindi nakakatikim ng bicol express bigla ako nag crave.

    2. Isa ito sa pinakapaborito kong pagkain or ulam mommy peach.Kaso simula nung nagsasama na kami ni hubby at minsan kapos sa budget di na ko nakakapagluto nito..allergic sya kasi sa bagooong at hipon kaya kahit gusto ko wag nalang..Siguro pag may extra budget nlang..miss ko na din kumain nito

  5. Wow!!! Yummy!!! I love Bicol Express plus may steamed Okra Pa… Thank you Momshie for always sharing yummy recipes.

  6. Ang sarap nito. Kahit isang sandok ng ulam mapapakalahating kalderong kanin talaga ako. ??

  7. Super yummy nito Mommy peach..❤️ si hubby po ay isang bikolano at dahil favorite po Niya ito ay naging favorite ko narin po siya. Super yummy Lalo pag my siling labuyo pati..

    Fb:@scarlet Reyes atheena

  8. Thank you for sharing momsh! Minsan tlga pag pork Lang ulam , nakakauta na . KAya dapat meron partner din na gulay ❤️ para balance Lang . Sarap Naman PO talaga

  9. Thank you for sharing momsh! Minsan tlga pag pork Lang ulam , nakakauta na . KAya dapat meron partner din na gulay ❤️ para balance Lang . Sarap Naman PO talaga Itong recipe na ito

  10. I also love food with gata ang anghang kaso hindi pa pwede dito sa bahay kasi may mga bata. Usually will serve them without anghang then tsaka lagyan ng anghang yung sa adults. Ang dali lang nito. Will put it sa lists to try. Nakakatamad nga mag-workout.

  11. Good day, I loved this kind of dish, not so expensive but very delicious. Thanks for the idea on how to cook this dish.

  12. Sarap. Tapos maanghang sobra lalong nakakagana kumain kahit natulo sipon sa anghang. Hahahahaha

  13. The best talaga itong dish ? I like the twist nilagyan ng okra para my veggies plus the cauli rice, perfect combination ?

  14. The best ulam favorite ko din talaga yung gata at may bagoong Lalo na medyo spicy ??

  15. Wow 😋 sarapppp nman po nito at healthy .. hndi pa po ako nakkatikim ng gnnitong dish 😍🍂 thankyou for sharing .. siguradong cravings satisfied for the whole family

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I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →






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