Binignit with a Twist


Binignit is a Visayan dessert soup from the central Philippines. The dish is traditionally made by Visayans with slices of sabá bananas, taro, and sweet potato. Wikipedia

It is tradition in Cebu to cook Binignit during Holy Week. Although, Binignit is available at some food stalls whole year round but during Holy Week this is a staple food. I am not sure why, maybe because most of us abstain from eating pork around this time.  As a Cebuano, every now and then I crave for this yummy dessert soup.


Binignit REcipe, how to make binignit,

In this recipe, I only have the sweet potato, banana Saba, Landang and lots of colored tapioca. This is not the traditional Binignit that we used to make but due to limited ingredients I decided to twist it just a bit. It was a success! Kids loved it! This recipe can feed up to 10 people. I added nestle cream to this recipe.  The taste was, for me, a speacial binignit. Try it and let me know if you like it.


Binignit with a Twist


  • 500ml (Gata) Coconut Milk
  • 2 cups Sago (big)
  • 4 pieces Saba (sliced)
  • 8 tablespoons Brown sugar
  • 4 cups Water
  • 250ml Nestle Cream
  • 1 cup Small tapioca
  • 2 cups Sweet potato (cube)
  • 1 cup Landang


Step 1
Combine water, small tapioca, sweet potato, landang and 200ml Coconut Milk.
Step 2
Cover and let it boil until sweet potatoes becomes tender. IMPORTANT: Stir every 30sec to avoid burning the small tapioca.
Step 3
Add big tapioca and Saba banana. Cook for another 2 mins. Stir every now and then.
Step 4
Add remaining coconut milk. Cook for another minute.
Step 5
Add brown sugar. Cook for another minute.
Step 6
Add Nestle cream. Cook for another 2 mins.
Step 7
Serve and enjoy! Note: Don't forget to refrigerate left overs.

Nutrition for Binignit
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