Chicken Binakol

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    Appears in
    Memories of Philippine Kitchens

    By Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan

    Published 2006

    • About

    Remedios “Aling Reming” Sugon, a successful caterer and restaurant owner in Bacolod, generously spent an entire morning demonstrating this dish to us in a makeshift kitchen under the atrium of the Negros Museum. Aling Reming learned to cook the original chicken binakol from her mother, using a bamboo tube as a cooking vessel for chicken, young coconut, and herbs. The tube was sealed with lemongrass, covered with a banana leaf, and tied securely with string. A hole would be dug in the ground