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A few days before Christmas I had a strong craving for Bicol Express. After a few minutes searching for a recipe over the Internet, I found one that is not too fussy and easy to follow. It took less than an hour to make this:
Bicol Express is pork bits (or slices) cooked slowly in coconut milk, with ginger, onions, chopped lemon grass stalks, and lots and lots of red chillies. I could not find alamang (preserved shrimps) in the market so I just added more fish sauce for seasoning. Also, I reduced the amount of chillies recommended in the recipe by 50% because my husband could not tolerate very hot and spicy dishes. The result is a creamy dish with mild heat. Needless to say, I broke my dieting regimen all over again. The amount of rice I consumed with this dish is just unforgivable, lol.