How to Make Bicol Express
By the name alone, one will have the idea that this recipe originated from Bicol, a region in the Philippines known for its spicy cuisine. In addition, the term “Bicol Express,” was taken from the name of the passenger train service from Manila to Bicol. From the time this traditional dish from Bicol was popularized in the district of Malate, there have been a number of recipes that grew like mushrooms. However, each individual interpretation of the Bicol express still has the very essence of the dish, which is the presence of long chillies that evoke the spiciness that made this recipe popular, especially among those who have inclination for spicy foods. Try this recipe for yourself, but first allow yourself to be acquainted with the ingredients below:
250 grams beef, sliced in strips
1 piece of ginger, minced
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 piece of onion, diced
6 long chillies either sliced or not
6 sword peppers
1 cup of coconut milk
2 tablespoons salty shrimp relish (Alamang)
½ sachet Magic Sarap
With regard to this recipe, you should expect that the leftovers will be much spicier in the following hours. Hence, if you prefer its taste that way, you have all the liberty to keep some for you to indulge the next day. You just have to place it inside fridge so it won’t be spoiled. This recipe is good for 5-6 persons. (I didn’t place everything in the picture.)
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