Sampelot – Ginataang Bilo-Bilo

Yields: 4 Servings Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 20 Mins Cook Time: 20 Mins Total Time: 40 Mins
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Ginataang Bilo-Bilo is a popular Filipino dessert that consists of glutinous rice balls (bilo-bilo) cooked in a rich coconut milk (gata) base. The dish is usually sweetened with sugar and often includes a variety of fruits and vegetables, such as bananas, sweet potatoes, and taro.

To make Ginataang Bilo-Bilo, the glutinous rice balls are first prepared by mixing glutinous rice flour with water and shaping them into small balls. These balls are then boiled in water until they become translucent.

Next, the coconut milk is heated in a pot and sugar is added to taste. Once the mixture starts to boil, the glutinous rice balls are added and allowed to cook for a few minutes. The dish is then flavored with salt, vanilla, and pandan leaves, and a variety of fruits and vegetables, such as sliced bananas, sweet potatoes, and taro, are added.

One of the variations of this dish is the Ginataang Bilo-Bilo with Langka. Langka or jackfruit is a very common ingredient in the Philippines. It is a tropical fruit that is known for its sweet and unique flavor. It is used to give a twist and a different taste to the dish.

Ginataang Bilo-Bilo is typically served warm and is often enjoyed as a dessert or a snack. It is also a common food to be served during special occasions and family gatherings. It is a comforting and satisfying dish that is loved by many Filipinos.

Overall, Ginataang Bilo-Bilo is a delicious and comforting Filipino dessert that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Its combination of glutinous rice balls, coconut milk, and a variety of fruits and vegetables make for a delicious and satisfying dish that is perfect for any occasion.


0/11 Ingredients
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  • Rice Balls


0/6 Instructions
    Rice Balls
  • In a mixing bowl, combine glutinous rice and water. Mix until it forms into a soft dough. Use hand if mixer is not available. Transfer dough into a bowl.
  • Form balls from the dough (about 1/2-inch balls) by rolling them between the palms of your hands and put them in tray or plate.
  • Sauce
  • In a deep pan, add coconut milk and water. Bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, add sugar, jackfruit, sweet potato and taro. Cover and cook for 5 minute over medium heat.
  • Add formed balls into the pan and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add banana slices, pandan extract and tapioca pearls. Give it a quick stir and cook for 2 minutes or until the sauce thickens. Turn off the heat and serve while it’s hot. Enjoy!

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