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How to Make Binagol (or Binangol)

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Native Delicacies
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 12 servings


  • 3/4 cups shredded raw gabi Taro root
  • 1 cup rich coconut milk 2 medium coconuts
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 clean medium coconut shells 4 1/2" diameter and 2" high
  • 1/2 can 1 oz full cream condensed milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • Wilted banana leaves
  • String for tying


How to make binagol:

  • Mix first three ingredients and cook over moderate heat for 6 minutes, constantly stirring.
  • Lower heat and continue cooking for 10 minutes.
  • Add condensed milk and cook over low heat 20 minutes longer, stirring constantly.
  • Fill each coconut shell with mixture. Make a well in center and drop raw egg yolk.
  • Cover top with tuber mixture and spread until smooth, very close to brim or shell.
  • Cover whole shell with two layers banana leaves and tie securely with strings.
  • Steam half an hour 12 servings.