Enjoy this simple yet delicious Ginataang Bilo Bilo! Perfectly sweet and creamy with loads of sticky rice balls, mini sago, and sweetened jackfruit, it makes a hearty and filling snack or dessert.
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In celebration of the Chinese New Year ahead, I’d like to share with you this sweet and creamy ginataang bilo bilo recipe.
Chinese tangyuan, known as bilo-bilo in the Philippines, are sticky rice balls formed from a mixture of glutinous rice flour and water. They are commonly served during festivals, wedding celebrations, and other family gatherings to symbolize union and togetherness.
This ginataang bilo-bilo is a simplified version of ginataang halo-halo, prepared sans saba bananas and kamote. It’s a simple concoction of glutinous rice balls, mini sago pearls, jackfruit strips, and sweetened coconut cream.
We live in the Hill Country, and driving to the closest Asian supermarket for perishable fruit and tubers takes a good hour and is not always convenient. So when ginataan cravings, I make it with these ingredients that I can stock up on.
Ginataang Bilo Bilo is very popular