Saturday, May 29, 2010

Bicol Express



Sigarillas or winged beans is one of the most common Indian vegetable here in Qatar. I grew up with this vegetable, my mom always cook it either in sinigang, ginataang sigarillas or with sotanghon. Now that I  have my own family, I learned  to cook Bicol express using this vegetable. My eldest son likes it so much. He call it kangkong, well in fact he calls all the green vegegetables kangkong and as long as it is kangkong he will  surely eat it. That is why I did not correct him anymore.




Ingredients:
  • 1/2 kilo beef, cut into strips
  • winged beans, cut into strips
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • onion,cut thinly
  • garlic, crushed
  • shrimp paste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • hot peppers, cut  thinly or chopped
Cooking preparation:


Put coconut milk, onion, garlic, meat, shrimp paste in the pan. Do not cover.
Let it boil and turn into medium heat, stirring constantly until meat is cooked thoroughly. 
When cooked, add the winged beans and the hot peppers.
Simmer for few minutes or until the veggies are done. 
Serve with rice.



28 comments:

  1. bakakagutom....waaaaaaa.....been longing to try bicol express.....thanks for sharing the recipe....:)

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  2. Looks so yummy. It makes me hungry.. hehehe

    Thank you for dropping by

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  3. your family eat this one? =P

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  4. Jes ,ako lang at yung panganay ang kumakain nito .si hubby masyadong picky.iba pagkain non.

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  5. I don't cook so I'd probably just share this recipe with my mom. She's always on the lookout for new recipes :) Oh, and funny how your son refers to all veggies as kangkong. You're important thing is that he eats them, no matter what he calls them. :)

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  6. WOW! nagutom ako sa kakatingin lang...Good job ma'am nice blog.

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  7. i have not tried using sigarilyas in cooking bicol express, ithink i should try it also to replace the traditional dahon ng gabi :)

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  8. i have not tried sigarilyas din. hmmm... hindi ko rin natikman ang mga lutong bicol. gusto ko itong itry. mareference nga para makuha ang recipe... thanks po for shraing.

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  9. Bicol express style of food preparation is one of my favorites. Your Vegetable like sigarillas or winged beans is also my best choice. Thanks for this recipe. I will refer this my wife and let her prepare for us.

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  10. Favorite ko to! Pwede pala yung sigarilyas. Ang galing!

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  11. my aunt loves to cook any dish with sigarilyas. =)

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  12. Wow sigarillas! My mom always put it with sinigang too ako naman pag mixed green leafy veggies i put this one gisa-gisa lang then seasonings but bicol express! Sige will try this recipe, thanks for sharing! ;-)

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  13. I really love spicy food. I resort to just putting chili powder on my dishes because I don;t know how to cook dishes like this. It seems so simple naman pala. Baka try ko sa summer hehe

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  14. wow...i will try to cook this one following your recipe. Looks soooo delicious! I also love sigarilyas... ay kangkong pala..hahaha bookmarked po! ^__^

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  15. tatess from OK right? makapunta nga me sa inyo minsan.. para tikim luto mo hehe.. yan, ang talent need ko pa malearn! hehe... sarap nito! akala ko pork lang gamit pag bicol express.. pede din pala beef- try ko to-goodluck sa kin (pero super thanks for making it simple)! thanks!!!

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  16. the first thing I said when I saw the photo was "huh!" I like Bicol Express and eat it when I get the chance. Sarap e! LAgyan mo ng hipon na maliit, mas panalo!

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  17. We call sigarillas in Ilocos as pallang, and you know what, your post surprised me for the reason that pwede rin pala siya sa Bicol express. Akala ko hanngang dinengdeng and pinakbet lang ito :)

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  18. i'm from bikol kaya familiar ako with this recipe, anything yata sa bikol ginagataan ;) and it goes well with chicken too...

    i like sigarillas in sinigang...but i haven't seen one in Dubai...

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  19. I like Bicol Express although I'm not really a big fan of spicy foods! :D And we actually just had this for dinner the other night.. :D

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  20. Nung sa may greenhills pa ako nagwowork, may kinakainan ako na ang bicol express nila ay 90% sili. Grabe ang anghang pero ang sarap.

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  21. Bicol Express is love. I just realize that it can make a perfect pair with boiled potatoes too - my primary alternative for rice.

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  22. I love all dishes if they are cook with coconut milk in it, of course this recipe are one of them

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  23. I love sigarillas thank you sa recipe mukhang masarap!

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  24. I will definitely follow your food blog. As I browse through your page, I think it would be a great help for me to give my family healthy and yummy food.

    And I have been eating this sigarillas but it's just now that i know it is sigarillas.:) new learning!

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  25. Wow Miss Tess Galeng mo talaga magluto at magpakain ng gulay sa anak mo! Hindi lahat ng bata kayang kumain ng gulay! Kudos sa galeng mo mag disiplina at mag alaga sa mga anak mo po! Alam mo naman bilib ako sa yo. Bicol Express is the specialty of my beloved Mama. It is a sad thing that she's no longer with us here on earth that's why I don't know how to cook this dish. It is a good thing that you have a lot of sigarillas way back when you're still in Qatar.

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  26. This is my mom's favorite! Unfortunately, di ko feel ang recipe na to cause I often eat vegetables. Silly me :P Anyway, I might share this to my mom kasi di siya nakakapagluto ng Bicol express.

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  27. I love Bicol Express because of it's spiceness...But unfortunately, I am more on eating than cooking...LOL

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  28. I love bicol express. Unfortunately, me and my wife try not to eat it too much because of doctors orders. But we love it nonetheless. This post makes me miss it more.

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