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Bicol Express Recipe: How to Cook Bicol Express

Bicol Express Recipe: How to Cook Bicol Express

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Bicol Express is a popular Filipino dish that originated from the Bicol region in the Philippines. It is named after the passenger train service that used to run from Manila to the Bicol region. The Bicol Express recipe was believed to have been created by locals who wanted to showcase the region's love for spicy food. Bicol Express is said to have been invented in the 1970s by a woman named Cely Kalaw, a resident of the Bicol region. She is credited with creating the dish while working as a cook at a restaurant in Naga City. It quickly gained popularity among locals and eventually spread throughout the Philippines. It is known for its bold and spicy flavors.  The dish typically features pork cooked in coconut milk, along with shrimp paste and a variety of chili peppers...