Ginataang bilo-bilo or ginataang halo halo is one of the most common Filipino snacks specially during rainy days. Halo-halo means mixed, that is why this dish is a halo-halo (mixed) of many ingredients, and what's amazing in it, is they blended well.You can make this dish as colorful as you want it to be, so it's up to you what color of ingredients you want to choose, for example sweet potatoes can be in white, orange, purple and yellow, the color of you ingredients will affect the color of the soup, but whatever the color is, one thing is for sure, this is delicious! Here is my simple recipe for this.
1 cup glutinous rice flour ( mix with water and formed into small balls or bilo-bilo)
1 cup cooked sago
2 bananas (saba)
1 big sweet potato cut into cubes (kamote)
1/4 kilo ube cut into cubes
sugar to taste
3 cups thin coconut milk ( hindi kakang gata)
1 cup thick coconut milk ( kakang gata)
1. In a pot put the thin coconut milk and let boil then add the ube and sweet potato then simmer over medium heat until half cooked.
2. Add the sugar, banana and rice balls (bilo-bilo), stir and continue cooking over medium heat.
3. Once everything is cooked, add the sago and thick coconut milk, simmer until done.
4. Serve with a smile :-)
If you will use coconut milk in a can, boil 3 cups of water and follow the same procedure by cooking everything in it , once it is cooked add the coconut milk.
You can also add some cassava (kamoteng kahoy), jackfruit, etc for this recipe.