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Alternative namesBualaw, Kinulti, Kinulte
Place of originPhilippines
Serving temperatureHot, warm
Main ingredientscorn kernels or hominy, grated coconut, butter (or margarine), sugar
VariationsBinatog sa gata

Binatog, also known as bualaw or kinulti, is a Filipino boiled corn dessert 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.[1][2]


Binatog is made from dried mature waxy corn kernels soaked in saltwater until the kernels puff up. The kernels are then washed and boiled until very soft. They are then placed into a bowl and topped with grated coconut, butter (or margarine), and sugar to taste.[2][3][4]

Modern variants of the dish typically use canned Mexican hominy to skip the soaking process,[5][6] but boiled young corn kernels may also be used.[7][8][9] Some variants also use other toppings like coconut milk (gata) or evaporated milk, in which case it becomes known as binatog sa gata.[1][10]

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  1. ^ a b "Binatog". Market Manila. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b Daniel F. Doeppers (2016). Feeding Manila in Peace and War, 1850–1945. University of Wisconsin Press. p. 323. ISBN 9780299305109.
  3. ^ Ignacio, Michelle. "Binatog: Craving Satisfied!". Certified Foodies. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  4. ^ Merano, Vanjo. "Binatog Recipe (Boiled white corn kernels with Shredded Coconut)". Panlasang Pinoy. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Binatog". Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Binatog". Mama's Guide Recipes. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Binatog". Kawaling Pinoy. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  8. ^ "The Binatog / Bualaw na Mais". Foodrecap. Archived from the original on 5 December 2018. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Binatog Recipe (Boiled White Corn Kernels)". Recipe ni Juan. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Binatog sa Gata (Corn with Coconut Milk)". Pinoy Kitchenette. Retrieved 5 December 2018.