The locals of the Visayan Islands are known for their fasting and abstinence during the Holy Week. Because they refrain from eating any meats during the Lenten Season, they usually prepare the ginataan or binignit for the whole family.
This delicious and satisfying snack is also prepared during the rainy season. It is effective in taking away the cold and gloom that is usually felt when there is rain. I especially love it when the whole family is gathered around the table during snack time since no one can go out due to the rain.
What I love most about this snack is the fact that I get to eat several root crops plus the banana makes it more worthwhile. I really love the taste of bananas made even more delicious by the flavor of cooked coconut milk.
- 2 pieces yellow camote or sweet potatoes (cubed)
- 1 piece white gabi or taro root (cubed)
- 1 piece ube or purple yam (cubed)
- 4 pieces ripe saba banana (sliced)
- 6 pcs ripe langka or jackfruit
- 4 tbsps landang or tapioca
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 1 cup coconut milk, diluted with water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Place the diluted milk in a large pot and add the PinoyFlix bananas, ube, camote and gabi. You can also save a lot of time by boiling the hard ingredients first before adding to the diluted coconut milk.
- Add the landang or tapioca, salt and sugar.
- Add the langka strips and simmer until the mixture is thick and all the ingredients are tender.
- Pour in 2 cups of coconut milk and adjust the heat to medium.
- Do not bring to a boil to prevent curdling of the cooking liquid.
- Place in small serving bowls and serve.