Have You Heard Of This Kakanin Called Bot-ong From Bacolod?
There are a lot of types of kakanin you can find all over the Philippines. We have the common suman, sapin-sapin, kutsinta, puto, pichi-pichi, biko, puto bumong, and bibingka which you can find almost everywhere, and we have the more unusual and regional types of kakanin like the bibingkoy from Cavite, dodol from Mindanao, and tupig from Ilocos Norte. A kakanin you might not know about is called bot-ong or but-ong.
What is bot-ong?
Bot-ong is a Negrense kakanin famous in Bacolod. It’s simply made with glutinous rice submerged in coconut milk, gata, and ginger, boiled until it’s cooked.