Ginataang Bilo-Bilo Recipe

Ginataang Bilo-Bilo is a creamy and flavorful snack in the Philippines. It contains sweet potato, plantains, sago, glutinous rice balls, and coconut milk. This recipe is good for 4 servings.

Ginataang Bilo Bilo Recipe
Ginataang bilo bilo in serving bowls


  • 1 cup glutinous rice flour
  • 2 1/2 cups sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 3 ripe saba (plantain) bananas, sliced into rounds
  • 5 fresh or canned jackfruit, cut into strips
  • 1/2 cup dried tapioca pearls
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups coconut milk
  • 10 cups water

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Prepare the rice balls (bilo-bilo): Combine rice flour with 4 tbsp water in a bowl. Mix well. Form into small balls, about 1/2 inches in diameter. In a pot, pour 8 cups of water and bring to a boil. Drop each ball in the boiling water. Cook them for 5 minutes or until they float. Remove rice balls from the pot. Set aside.
  2. Boil tapioca pearls in the same pot over medium heat until soft and translucent. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a saucepan, combine 2 cups of coconut milk and 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil.
  4. Add sweet potatoes. Cook over medium heat for 15 minutes.
  5. Add cooked tapioca, cooked rice balls, and sugar. Cook for 10 minutes.
  6. Add jackfruit strips and banana rounds. Cook for 5 minutes until everything is tender.
  7. Add the remaining 1/2 cup of coconut milk. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low then simmer for another 3 minutes.
  8. Serve warm or chilled in individual bowls. Enjoy your ginataang bilo-bilo!

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