Binallay is a delicacy from Isabela prepared with found glutinous rice flour steamed in a banana leaf wrap then served with coconut sugar syrup and curdled coconut cream.
Filipinos love their rice cakes, in fact each region in the Philippines have their specialty like Tupig from Pangasinan, Ibos Suman from Antipolo, Espasol from Laguna and our post today which comes from Isabela. This rice cake or kakanin is prepared with glutinous rice flour which is made into a dough, wrapped in banana leaf then served with coconut sugar syrup and curdled coconut cream called latik.
It has the same concept of any suman where rice is steamed and served with something sweet, what sets this apart from the others is that its presentation. Binallay is usually presented by first scooping a generous amount of the syrup called laro into the plate before the binallay is gently added, this prevents the very sticky rice cake to stick to the plate. Then like suman every bite is drenched into a sweet sauce, put it in your mouth and enjoy this simple treat.