Saturday, July 08, 2006

Ginataang Bilo-Bilo?


Mochiko Balls in Coconut Milk

With the leftover coconut milk and mochiko flour from Bibingka, I tried making what ghanima mentioned in her comment -- a dessert she called “pinindot” (and could be the same thing as what avequte called “Ginataang Bilo-Bilo?”).

I thought I should have made the coconut milk sweeter, but it was still VERY good! (The topping is dried wolfberries. Strange idea? But I liked it.) Thanks guys for giving me this idea.


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10 comments:

ghanima said...

Oh! It looks just like mom makes! I'm going to have to do up a batch now!

valentina said...

God, that looks so pretty! Probably equally delicious.

natalie said...

yummmmy! What a divine combination - coconut milk and mochiko balls. The coconut milk looks very thick - almost like coconut cream...

I've seen dried wolfberries in asian supermarkets, but I never know how to use them. Are they similar to raisins?

obachan said...

ghanima
Really?! Oh I’m so happy to hear that. :D Thanks!

valentina
Thanks. It would have been more delicious if I added a little more sugar…

nata35e
Yeah, the coconut milk looks thick in this photo, but actually it wasn’t. :P
Dried wolfberries do not taste exactly like raisins, and I guess you can use them for toppings or tea or liquor. They are said to have great health benefits and for me they are more like medical herb. But I really don't know much about dried wolfberries and how to use them.

AveQute said...

Looks good, Obachan! :) You can also cook Ginataan Bilo-Bilo--sorry, I think I spelled it incorrectly last time :(--with jackfruit, plantains, various root vegetables, and tapioca. Oh, and I saw your reply to my comment. I'm not really sure if pinindot and bilo-bilo are the same, but they do seem similar. I think "pinindot" means "to press" something in Tagalog.

obachan said...

Thanks. Ginataan Bilo-Bilo sounds interesting. Fruits and root vegetables and tapioca in coconut milk??? Mmmmm... I can't imagine the taste, but I'm tempted to think that almost anything would taste good with coconut milk.

to natalie
Sorry, I spelled your name wrong. I must have pressed the Num Lock key.

JMom said...

oh wow! you just made me want some. Your photo is beautiful as usual :)

obachan said...

It was your bibingka post that first introduced me to the world of mochiko+coconut milk desserts. Thank you, jmom. :)

Evil Jonny said...

Oh, I'm excited that you like wolfberries. Are they common in Japan? I started growing some in my garden... they're getting really popular here...

obachan said...

I guess they are becoming popular as a health food. When I googled, I found thousands of Japanese health food websites selling dried wolfberries. If you have several wolfberry trees in your garden, I’m sure you’ll be super healthy! ;)