Friday, December 17, 2010

binutong


binutong  (bi-nu-tóng; Bicolano delicacy) [n.] glutinous rice cooked in coconut cream, sugar, and few salt, then while it is still half-cooked, a scoop of it is placed in a spread of layered banana leaves.

Binutong from Naga City

The edges of filled banana leaves is gathered together and tied like a pouch and then cooked further in boiling water or thinned coconut milk to complete the cooking. 

Binutong is traditionally served with hot chocolate and grilled or fried dried fish.



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