The Holy Week Recipe

Friday, April 02, 2010


Binignit is a vegetable stew we Filipinos prepare when fasting during the Holy Week. It is a mixture of water, coconut milk, pearl sago, banana, ube (purple yam), kamote (sweet potato), and of course the tapioca. Sweetened by brown sugar, it is simmered until everything is tender and the whole mixture is thick and sticky! The amount of brown sugar or coconut milk maybe adjusted until taste is desirable. Then, it is served hot. This recipe is of Cebuano origin. Some people from Luzon call it "GINATAANG HALO-HALO" -- as what my 13 year old niece (who hails from Quezon City by the way) told me while I was savoring a bowl of it today. "Parang halo-halo lang yan na mainit eh"


Holy Week in the Philippines is a week-long holiday. It would mean closed shops and empty streets (especially on Good Friday). So, I'm stuck at home. Having nothing to do but loiter online, I've had 4 bowls of THE HOLY WEEK RECIPE consumed today while Facebook-ing and blog hopping. I think we're quite lucky today that the blackout hasn't come yet, so I've got my hands on the keyboards since I woke up. There's still much of the BINIGNIT left, want a bite?
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This is a late post.

22 comments:

The Rookie Blogger said...

today pa kami mag luluto ng ganyan

I already added you in my blog list... hehehehe

Glenn Kun said...

eew joke. hahhaha. masarap kaya yan kuya sendo? hehe. nurse ka pala. musta na? nakapag board exam ka na?

Sendzki said...
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Sendzki said...

@rooike - meron pa nga kami dito oh hehe


@glenn - oo noh..masarap kaya...di ka pa nakakatikim neto??

sa december pa scheduled board exam namin! hehe..kakagraduate ko lang last march.. ^_^ ayun nasa baba, blog post ko hehe ^_^

stupidient said...

dito din halo-halo na niluto ang tawag jan. yum!

kcatwoman said...

akala ko kung ano yung binignit.. masarap nga yung ginatang halo halo so i think ang difference lang nila yung kulay / or the sugar that was used. happy holy week

Kcatwoman
LDS Filipina
Best pinay

Gino said...

Sendorero is cooking brown sticky rice and watery sticky rice with banana and small marble...hahaha,ang nakakatuwang description ng Binignit. Nice to see a nurse blogger, were on the same profession bro.

nice : ) said...

wow! that's delicious.. :D yeah..it does indeed taste like halo-halo, but just hot.. :)

thanks for commenting on my posts! :D

i'll add you to my links too! :)

enhenyero said...

nakakamiss and pagkaing pinoy, which remind me makaluto nga neto jejejejeje

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

mukhang masarap nga iyan..

Michael Jay Mesa said...

oi lami jud ning binignit ba...anyway...it's been a part of our culture as a Pinoy especially during this time..ewan ko ba..bakit masarap kumain ng ganyan pag ang occasion ay mga ganito...whajatink?

Sendzki said...

@stupidient - tama nga pala talaga pamangkin ko..ginataang halo-halo! haha..kahapon ko lang rin kasi alam yan eh

@kcat & nice - exactly.lagyan na lang ng ice at ice cream halo-halo na haha

@gino-yep..nurse gino ^_^

@enhenyero - kung andito ka lang bibigyan ka namin haha - actually binigay nga lang rin to samin eh haha

@arvin - yep masarap siya, di ka pa ba nakakatikim neto?

@ michael - mo lang! lami gyud! and i don't know why it tastes best during Holy week, i'm also wondering ..haha.. kay sa college namo, naa namaligyag binignit..wa may lami...siguro basin kay dili holy week ato haha

coke said...

saraapp naman. pero di pa ko nakakakain nyan. sayang..

Sendzki said...

@coke..talagang masarap yan..lalo na during holy week...so pano? next year na lang..bigyan kita hehe

choknat said...

gumawa kayo nyan? hihingi sana ako eh. hehe

fufu said...

oh...i wanna the soup for my tomorrow breakfast... wait... can you DHL pandesal to germany?? =p i miss it very much.... used to have it every morning when i was in manila... even bought some with me while waiting for my flight back home

Bryan Karl said...

We also had that one. :)

Sendzki said...

@fufu - seriously? i will really DHL pandesal if you want~! but im afraid it'll rot when it gets there...what do you think? haha

@choknat - tingin ko nga masarap pag me choknat eh hehe

@bryan - ubos na haha

Jag said...

I missed binignit sooooo much!!! jijiji...

add n din kita after this...

Vincent Bautista said...

OMG!!! I love binignit! I miss having that. tsk. Tsk.

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Dhemz said...

ayay! kalami sa tabirak....sayang wala ko kag luto da..wala man jud gata dire...lol!

Sendzki said...

@mam dhemz...sayanga..nano pud gyud kaha diri sa pilipinas uso kaayo ning binignit pag holy week..taga aha ka mam dhemz diri sa pinas?