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Binagol (or Binangol) Recipe

By PutoPinoy on Sunday, June 10, 2007 At Sunday, June 10, 2007

This is a Visayan delicacy. Sweetened shredded gabi tuber with coconut and condensed milk then cooked in coconut shells and wrapped in banana leaves.

  • 3/4 cups shredded raw gabi (Taro root)
  • 1 cup rich coconut milk (2 medium coconuts)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 clean medium coconut shells (4-1/2" diameter and 2" high)
  • 1/2 can (1 oz) full cream condensed milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • Wilted banana leaves
  • String for tying

How to make binagol:

  1. Mix first three ingredients and cook over moderate heat for 6 minutes, constantly stirring. Lower heat and continue cooking for 10 minutes.
  2. Add condensed milk and cook over low heat 20 minutes longer, stirring constantly. Fill each coconut shell with mixture. Make a well in center and drop raw egg yolk.
  3. Cover top with tuber mixture and spread until smooth, very close to brim or shell. Cover whole shell with two layers banana leaves and tie securely with strings.
  4. Steam half an hour 12 servings.