Green Pinipig, Taro, and Coconut Milk — not your usual dessert-drink combination but try it and you’ll love it.
32 weeks and I feel like my baby is trying to claw her way out of my belly! She moves like she’s a having a party inside my tummy all day everyday. There are times when it gives me a jolt and surprises me but there are times when her movements relaxes me and calms me. I could just sit quietly and simply feel it….enjoy it.
A lot has happened the last couple of weeks…
- A childhood playmate/neighbor/friend/ told me she needed a job and applied to be our househelp two weeks ago. She wasn’t doing really good in life and her son is actually my god child. She needed a job and I needed a househelp. I thought it was something we could mutually benefit from, so I hired her. She asked me for an advance of her salary which I also gave her out of trust. We agreed that Sunday was her day off but come saturday, she asked if she can leave after lunch. I told her that wasn’t what we talked about but I let her go. She reassured me that she’ll be back early on monday. You can guess what happened after that…. yup, she didn’t come back. So goodbye to the salary I gave her in advance…. but good riddance to her as well.
- I’m worried that my baby is pushing down and that I’ll have preterm labor. My doctor advised me to take lots of rest and told me to avoid going to the mall. That means no events for me for the mean time. I think I’ll give it a rest this June and July….
- I don’t go to the wet market as much and I limit myself into cooking once a day.
- Ykaie is really a big girl now and has been a lot of help around the house lately. She’s growing up to be a responsible little girl. I’m reminded how peanutbutter♥ and I are raising her well.
We went to Quiapo last Sunday, and I’m really glad we did because I was able to pour my heart out in prayers…
I’m also glad I saw green pinipig being sold outside the church. I am a huge fan of green pinipig.
If you are a Halo-Halo fan, I’m sure you know what Pinipig is. Pinipig are those flat, pounded glutinous rice grains used as topping for halo-halo, flavor for polvoron, and ingredient in making rice cakes. It is usually beige in color and is toasted by frying (without oil) in a pan.
The green pinipig is the same as the beige pinipig, only young grains are used. It smells heavenly. If you’re wondering if we toast it, we don’t and there is only one way we eat this variety — by turning it into this dessert-drink. I don’t even know what this is called. All I know is that I’ve been eating green pinipig this way ever since I was a little girl.
A spoonful of boiled taro and pinipig plus a sip of iced cold sweet coconut milk……… Ahhh.. one of the flavors of my childhood Summers.
I know you may find it weird but don’t knock it till you try it…
Do you know of any other ways to eat green pinipig?
- Milk of one large old coconut (niyog)
- 1 cup green pinipig (or more if you like)
- 3 pcs taro, boiled and diced
- 3 tbsp sugar
- You can have your local coconut vendor squeeze the coconut for you or you can squeeze it your self from freshly shredded coconut meat. Or you can also use, ready made ones if fresh is not available.
- Combine Sugar and coconut milk in a medium container and stir until sugar is dissolved. Put it in the fridge to chill.
- Put some green pinipig and diced taro in a glass, pour in your sweetened coconut milk.
- Add a couple of ice cubes and serve.