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Sunday, October 30, 2011


I was so glad to find loads of Kamoteng Kahoy (cassava) at the local mercado today. First thing that came up to my mind was Yey! I'm goin' to cook Pinakro :) Haven't done it for quite a long time...
I think Pinakro is a bicolano dish (I assume), as my non-bicolano friends haven't heard of it yet.
I practically grew up knowing Pinakro as one good merienda to have.
In cooking Pinakro, you may use cassava or saba (plantain). Basically, it is boiled in coconut milk until cooked and tender, with sugar as sweetener. See? that's so easy to make! So try this one... :)

2 kilos cassava
2 cups coconut cream (unang piga ng gata)
3-4 cups coconut milk
1/8 tsp salt
3/4 to 1 cup of brown sugar
pandan leaf


> Peel the cassava. Wash. Chop to pieces- about 2-3 inches long and an inch wide.

> Place the cassava in a pot. Pour in the coconut cream and milk,salt and half cup of brown sugar. Add pandan leaf for a nice flavor and aroma. Cover and cook in medium high heat.Let boil.

> Reduce heat when it boils. Add the rest of the sugar ( add some more if you prefer). Cover and cook until the cassava is tender and the sauce thick.

> Can be served hot or cold.

This post is linked to :  eRecipecards ,  Food Trip FridayFood Friday 


Purabi Naha said...

This sounds so yummy! Cassava tastes so yummy in any way you make them. This filipino food looks wonderful!!

MoM from Manila said...

your pinakro brings back memory of my childhood...my Lola used to cook this...i loved the ones with the saba though!

glad to see another bicolano foodie!
hope you can also see my yummy polvoron!

Anonymous said...

I missed this food...

Anonymous said...

I missed this food...

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