19 Fiery Bicolano Dishes That Ignite the Palate

Embark on a spicy adventure with “19 Fiery Bicolano Dishes.” From Bicol Express to Kinunot, savour the bold flavours that define this culinary journey. 🔥🍲. Spice up your feed with the heat of Bicol! 🔥 “19 Fiery Bicolano Dishes” – where every bite is a bold celebration of flavours. 🌶️ #BicolCuisine

Dive into the culinary inferno with “19 Fiery Bicolano Dishes That Ignite the Palate.” Bicol, a region known for its passionate flavours and bold culinary traditions, offers a gastronomic adventure unlike any other. Join me as we explore the vibrant world of Bicolano cuisine, where each dish is a celebration of local ingredients, meticulous preparation, and mostly but not all, a fiery kick that keeps you coming back for more.

From the iconic Bicol Express to the coconut-infused allure of Ginataang Labong and Ubod, each dish tells a story of the region’s rich cultural tapestry. The spice levels are not for the faint-hearted, but oh, the symphony of flavours is a journey worth taking. So, buckle up and get ready to savour the heat and heart of Bicol through these 19 culinary masterpieces.

Bicol Express: A fiery pork dish cooked in coconut milk and chili peppers, a Bicolano culinary icon.

Special Laing 1

Laing: Taro leaves simmered in coconut milk and chili peppers, a flavourful and spicy Bicolano classic.

Kinunot 1

Kinunot: Stingray meat cooked in coconut milk and malunggay leaves, a unique and exotic Bicolano dish.

Kandingga 2

Kandingga: Pork or Goat offal cooked in coconut milk, chili, and spices, a hearty and spicy Bicolano delight.

Sinantolan: Grated santol fruit cooked in coconut milk and shrimp paste, a creamy and savory Bicolano side dish.

Ginataang Labong 3

Ginataang Labong and Ubod: Bamboo shoots and coconut heart cooked in coconut milk, a refreshing and flavourful Bicolano dish.

Sinanglay 1

Sinanglay: Fish wrapped in leafy vegetable, and cooked in coconut milk with tomatoes and onions, a Bicolano delicacy.

Kusido: A savory soup made with fish, and vegetables simply cooked in water alongside aromatics such as ginger, garlic, and shallots, a hearty Bicolano comfort food.

Pancit Bato 2

Pancit Bato: Stir-fried noodles cooked in a rich and flavourful sauce, a unique Bicolano noodle dish.

Kinalas 1

Kinalas: Noodles served in a rich meat broth with pork, a Bicolano comfort food with a distinctive flavour.


Nilupak: Mashed bananas or root crops mixed with coconut milk, sugar, and sometimes peanuts, a sweet Bicolano treat.


Maruya / Sinapot: Deep-fried banana fritters, a delightful and sweet Bicolano snack.

Pinakro: Saba bananas slowly cooked in coconut milk until tender then sweetened with sugar, a Bicolano delicacy enjoyed during special occasions.

Pinangat / Tilmok: Coconut meat with shrimp or crab meat wrapped in gabi leaves and cooked in coconut milk, a savory Bicolano dish.

Ginataang Kamoteng Kahoy at Saging / Ginataang Kamoteng Kahoy: Cassava and bananas cooked in coconut milk, a creamy and sweet Bicolano dessert.

Tinutong na Manok sa Gata 1

Tinutong na Manok sa Gata: Chicken cooked in toasted coconut milk, a flavourful and aromatic Bicolano chicken dish.

Tinumtuman 2

Tinumtuman: Thinly sliced bamboo shoots and clams cooked in coconut milk, chili, and vegetables, a hearty Bicolano dish.

Ginarep 1

Ginarep: Shrimp, corn and malunggay soup, a unique and flavourful Bicolano vegetable dish.

Tinutungang Dinuguan / Dinuguan Bicol: Blood stew with meat and chili, a bold, creamy, and spicy Bicolano version of this Filipino classic.

As we bid farewell to this fiery feast, may the memories of “19 Fiery Bicolano Dishes That Ignite the Palate” linger, inspiring your taste buds to seek new heights of culinary delight.


11 Responses

  1. Eha Carr says:

    What a fantastic New Year’s Eve present – thank you!!! A quick read has brought forth ‘Yes, yes, yes’ a number of times and the dishes do not look ‘hot’ ?! But, yes, remember being 24 and for the first time in Bangkok in a rather ‘posh’ establishment – grinning waiter asking me ‘And, Madam, would you like this mild or very mild?” I was young, liked my limited Thai dishes ‘hot’ in Sydney’ so looked ‘filthy’ at him and said ‘Oh, medium hot will do!’. He grinned, Raymund, I refused to give up when I tasted the Thai ‘hot’ . . . the boys grinned and at the end clapped and apologized and I was sick the whole night! So I am older and wiser and shall take this with care and tell you after !!!!! Have a healthy, happy 20241 Thank you!!

  2. While in sure the fiery is way beyond my tolerance, I sure the flavors are wonderful. The Bicolano noodle dishes sound like something I would enjoy if they were prepared mildly and then finished off with one of the banana dishes. Thanks for always taking us on your food adventures and Happy New Year to you and your family.

    • Raymund says:

      Happy New Year to you as well Karen, I am sure most of these recipes can be enjoyed with less or no chillies, while it wont have the fiery punch, it will be as good

  3. Michelle says:

    Happy New Year, Raymund! I LOVE spicy food and these dishes look incredible! Thanks for sharing your dishes with us~~! All the best in 2024!

  4. I also love spicy dishes – ethnic restaurants here are afraid to serve authentic spicy because they don’t think we can handle it. I sure can! This is a great collection of recipes with so many wonderful flavors.

  5. Hannah says:

    Exactly the kind of inspiration I need to shake off the cold winter weather! I’m all about those bright spices and layers of bold flavors.

  6. Varnamala says:

    Happy new year!!! Really enjoyed your recipies and thanks for sharing.

  7. Neil says:

    Thanks for continuing to share all your delicious dishes with us Raymund. Lot’s of lovely spicy recipes for me to drool over here! Hope you have a very Happy New Year. Wishing you all the best in 2024!

  8. Alphabet says:

    Really love your terrific recipie. Thanks for sharing.

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