|Place of origin||Philippines|
|Serving temperature||Hot, warm|
|Main ingredients||corn kernels or hominy, grated coconut, butter (or margarine), salt or sugar|
|Variations||Binatog sa gata|
Binatog, also known as bualaw, is a Filipino boiled corn desert topped with freshly grated coconut, butter, and salt (or sugar). It is commonly sold as street food in the northern Philippines by vendors known as magbibinatog carrying characteristic large tin cans, similar to taho vendors.
Binatog is made from dried mature corn kernels soaked in saltwater until the kernels puff up. The kernels are then washed and boiled until very soft. It is then placed into a bowl and topped with grated coconut, butter (or margarine), and salt or sugar to taste.
Modern variants of the dish typically use canned Mexican hominy to skip the soaking process, but boiled young corn kernels may also be used. Some variants also use other toppings like coconut milk (gata) or evaporated milk, in which case it becomes known as binatog sa gata.
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