Flavor of the Philippines! Pork Cooked in Coconut Milk

Flavor of the Philippines! Pork Cooked in Coconut Milk

This is a Filipino recipe for pork cooked in coconut milk. This goes best with white rice.

Ingredients: 3 servings

Pork shoulder (thin sliced)
300 g
Green bell pepper or sweet pepper
julienned and a handful
Green chili or red chili
1 large thumb size
2 cloves
Coconut milk
200 ml
Vegetable oil
1 tablespoon
a scant 1 teaspoon
Coarsely ground pepper
a small amount


1. Slice the pork meat into pieces about 2 cm wide. Thinly slice the ginger and finely chop the garlic. Cut the green chili diagonally.
2. Heat a pan and add oil, garlic, and ginger. Fry over low heat until fragrant and light brown. It is a very slow fry, about 5 minutes.
3. Add pork and stir until cooked through. Then pour in the coconut milk.
4. Mix together lightly and bring it to boil. Season with salt and pepper and add green chili pepper and bell pepper.
5. Keep the heat low and simmer for another 6-7 minutes until the coconuts milk thickens slightly.
6. It will be like this picture once the sauce reduces down. Done.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is famous dish in the Bicol region on Luzon Island where people love to eat and cook spicy dishes. It’s called "Bicol Express." Filipinos love this hot chili dish.