Local Flavors

Binangkal: A Cebuano Native Delicacy


Belle Piccio
Belle Piccio | Aug 06, 2013

Binangkal is a sesame-covered baking powder doughnut that is shaped and as small as a ping-pong ball. It is deep fried until crisp and brown on the outside. It looks like a dim sum which gives us a hint of Chinese influence.

The basic or main ingredients are eggs, oil, flour, sugar and sesame seeds.

Binangkal is a snack that you can easily bring with you, it last for a long time and could easily make you full with just a glassful of water.

How to make it? There are many recipes available if you search the internet or you can try this one out:

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cups brown sugar
  • 2/3 cups water
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • sesame seeds
  1. Sift together dry ingredients.
  2. Mix brown sugar, water and oil then add to flour mixture. Mix until blended well.
  3. Using a teaspoon, take small bits of batter then roll in sesame seeds.
  4. Fry in deep hot oil until golden brown.

You can add milk and or vanilla too for extra flavor!

Making binangkal requires patience, time and extra strength. You need a strong arm in mixing the dough if you do it with hands as it becomes sticky and stiff.

(binangkal photos from lutongpinas.com, atmytabletop.com and linutoniditto.blogspot.com)

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