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Binignit Recipe (Ginataang Halo-halo)

Binignit Recipe (Ginataang Halo-halo)
Binignit is delicious Visayan afternoon snack just like Ginataang Halo halo. Credits @emz_ronz

Binignit is delicious Visayan afternoon snack just like the famous Ginataang Halo halo. It is a thick soup of assorted fruits and root crops stewed in coconut milk with Tapioca pearls. The best sweet dessert and comfort food of Filipinos for afternoon snack. Binignit is among the most favorite menu for Holy week. Holy week is not complete without our favorite merienda since childhood, Binignit! Happy cooking!

Binignit Recipe (Ginataang Halo-halo)


  • 1 cups sweet potatoes (kamote), diced
  • 1 cup taro roots (gabi), diced
  • 2 cups purple yam, diced
  • 2 cups plantains (saging na saba), diced
  • 1 cup ripe jackfruit (langka), sliced
  • 2 cups colorful sago/tapioca pearls, precooked
  • 12 to 20 pieces glutinous rice balls (bilo-bilo)
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 4 cups coconut milk
  • 2 cups water


  1. Place water in a large cooking pot and apply heat. Let boil.
  2. Put 1¾ cups of coconut milk then wait until it re-boils.
  3. Add-in the sweet potatoes, purple yam, and taro roots and simmer for 8 minutes.
  4. Add-in the remaining coconut milk, sugar, and glutinous rice balls then stir. Simmer for 7 minutes.
  5. Add the plantains then cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  6. Put-in the jack fruit and cook for 2 minutes more.
  7. Slowly slide-in the cooked tapioca pearls then stir. Simmer for 1 minute.
  8. Turn off heat and transfer to a serving plate.
  9. Serve either hot or cold. Share and enjoy!


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