Hubby cooked a sweet soup dessert called “binignit” for the children’s feeding program that we did in two areas here in our Barangay. This soup is cooked in coconut milk and thickened with milled glutinous rice. It consists a thick mixture of root crops such as sweet potatoes, yautia, taro, jack fruit and sago or tapioca pearls.
The photo above is the colorful sago or tapioca balls. It is traditionally cooked and eaten in various forms. Sago is often produced commercially in the form of pearls. Sago pearls are similar in appearance to tapioca pearls and the two may be used in some dishes. When it is cooked, it became translucent, soft and spongy. Aside from binignit, sago is also a popular cold Filipino drink named as sago’t gulaman.