While supermarkets and groceries are closed, public markets are still open and it’s your chance to buy ingredients for binignit or tabirak, a staple dessert dish for Filipinos especially during the Holy Week.

Among them are sweet potato (kamote), purple yam (ube), yam (gabi), sticky rice (malagkit or pilit), plantains (saba) and tapioca, among others and even cassava (kamoteng kahoy). Accordingly, the term binignit is used in Central Visayas especially in Cebu while Cebuano-speaking areas in Mindanao refer to it as tabirak. Cooking it takes effort and time but worth it. View our old post below.

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