Bicol Express (Vegan Spicy Meat Stew)

Hello there Herbivores!!! I hope you had fun doing our last recipe 

Herbi– means plants vore- means one that eats (Herbivore-one that eats plants) let’s not get offended I’m a herbivore, lover of plants and you can be a herbivore too!

Bicol Express


  • 100g cubed ginger
  • 3-4 grated garlic
  • 1-2 diced onion
  • 1-2 red labuyo
  • 1-2 siling haba
  • 3-5 chopped tomatoes
  • 1 kl meat substitute (cubed and fried)
  • 1/2 kl chopped winged beans (Sigarilyas) (same size as your cubed meat substitute)
  • 500-800ml coconut milk
  • 2-3 tbsp. soy patis
  • 1-2 tbsp sugar
  • Pepper to taste



Chop all your veggies.

Fry your meat substitute.

Cooking time:

First: In a hot pan sauté your ginger, garlic, onion and chili peppers until it is very fragrant and you can smell all the vegetables

Second: Add tomatoes, mix until tomatoes are softened.

Third: Add your meat substitute, mix well so that the taste is absorbed by the meat substitute. Let it simmer for a few minutes.

Fourth: When the tomatoes are cooked add your winged beans, cover and let it simmer for 4-5 minutes in low fire.

Fifth: After the winged beans are cooked add your coconut milk, let it simmer for another 4-5 minutes or until the winged beans are cooked thoroughly.

Sixth: It is time to add our spices: soy patis, sugar and pepper. Mix well and let it simmer for a good 1-2 minutes and our dish is done!

That’s it for now, stay tuned for the next herbivore foods that we all know you love to try and cook for yourself or for the fam!

I hope you learned something from me today herbipeeps, tag me in one of your cooking adventures! TAG TAG TAG #herbipeeps #lalaluzrecipe #lalaskitchen

Remember, the best meals are shared with loved ones! Share your blessings 😉

Note from cook: I always prepare my dishes giving thanks to where it comes from and who I’m cooking it for. A secret ingredient!

See you on the next recipe herbipeeps!

-Lots of love, HERbivore out 

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