Binatog Recipe

Binatog is yet another humble Filipino snack made of white hominy mixed with shredded  coconut and some salt. Some vendors offer their own version where they pour condensed milk or chocolate syrup on top. This binatog is best  eaten while it’s still warm, specially if its cold and rainy season.

Vendors of this sweet and salty snack rides in bicycles while roaming the neighborhood. Often you will find one in front of Schools, during breaks when there are children who go out and buy their snacks. You will know when a vendor is approaching by the distinct sound his been making ting! ting! ting! ting! … ting! ting! ting! ting! Its a sound made by hitting a piece of metal bell, and on a quite day you will surely not going to miss it.

Binatog is compose of 3 main ingredients, one of which is hominy. However, preparing hominy requires some time and skills to make, so for this recipe we will be using the readily available canned hominy. Below are the recipe and procedures on how to prepare this snack. Some prefer it sweet, while others salty, you can adjust the seasoning according to your liking.


  • 1    can of hominy
  • 2   tbsp of grated coconut
  • ¼ cup condensed milk
  •      salt to taste

 M E T H O D

  1. Heat a cooking pot, then pour the can of hominy including the liquid and salt.
  2. Add a 1 cup of water and bring to a boil.
  3. Simmer for about 15 minutes or until hominy pop.
  4. Drain the water and place the boiled hominy in a serving plate.
  5. Top with shredded coconut. If you like something sweet to taste you can add condensed milk and a chocolate syrup.
  6. Serve and enjoy.

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7 thoughts on “Binatog Recipe

  • September 18, 2016 at 12:25 am

    This looks incredibly interesting…and delicious. Can’t wait to try this when we get to the Philippines.
    Thanks for the tips!

  • September 17, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    How interesting!!! It is very similar to a festival dish that we have in Brazil. So yummy!

  • September 17, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    It sounds simple but probably quite tasty! The street food scene really adds atmosphere to a place, doesn’t it?

  • September 17, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    I have never tried it, thanks for bringing to us authentic Flipino dishes! Sweet an salty sounds right up my alley!

  • September 16, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    This is a very interesting dessert. I have not tried it before. Thank you for sharing this recipe, it does look fairly simple to make, let’s hope so… I normally do not excel in dessert making.

  • September 16, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    I admit I didn’t know what hominy was, but after reading about it this this sounds like a very delicious snack. The condensed milk would make it so sweet and tasty. On my upcoming trip to the US and Canada I must look out for canned hominy. Thank you !


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