#40 Binatog

Binatog is boiled corn topped with grated coconut and a sprinkling of salt to taste. But what makes binatog special is that a special type of corn is used for this tasty snack.

The white corn is a sticky or glutinuous type of corn that has a creamy taste to it. Binatog used to be a popular street food, particularly during the rainy season when a freshly cooked (still warm) heap of binatog makes a filling snack. Served on banana leaves with freshly grated coconut, binatog is a sure winner.

Somehow, though, the variety of corn suited for binatog has become less common in the market and other corn varieties just don’t fit the bill. Hopefully this snack will make a revival as it makes for a unique, nutritious and tasty snack.

Mabuhay ang binatog!

3 Comments

Filed under Food, Uncategorized

3 responses to “#40 Binatog

  1. Donna

    Nakakagutom naman yan!

  2. Pingback: ‘Binatog’ is traditional ‘meryenda’ fare from Laguna | loQal - Food and Beverage | Philippines

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s