In observation of the Holy Week, most Binalot stores will be closed from March 28 (Maundy Thursday) and March 29 (Good Friday). See detailed schedule below:
Source : Malaya
A QUICK glance at the calendar, the scorching heat and sweat flowing down your brow. It’s these tell tale signs that say summer is already here. And with summer comes the Holy Week break. Pinoys voluntarily retreat into reflection, prayer and fasting during the observance of this important religious holiday. For some, abstinence is reflected by avoiding meat, and anything from pork to beef is automatically taken away from the menu on Fridays leading to Easter Sunday.
Binalot’s Bangus Barbecue is your favorite bangus now grilled to perfection to achieve the ideal grill marks. Served in a warm sizzling plate, the bangus pieces are smothered in rich Pinoy style barbecue sauce served with steaming white rice. Binalot Bangus Sisig is a reinvention of a Pinoy pulutan classic. Instead of the traditional chopped fatty and chewy pig’s face and ears, Binalot Bangus Sisig is made from marinated whole bangus, deep fried to a golden crisp in hot oil. Chopped finely, the bangus is sautéed in a mix of onion, ginger and green chili to bring out the sisig flavor. Best enjoyed in a sizzling plate, Binalot Bangus Sisig is served with rice topped with sunny side-up egg complete with sliced calamansi to add that citrus touch.
For take-out, these Binalot Lenten offerings can also be packed in the trademark banana leaves.
Avid Pinoy foodies can watch out for more seafood protein, more fishy goodness in their diet when they visit any of Binalot’s network of 40 stores nationwide.
By Chit U. Juan
In 2005, I dreamt of having my very own coffee farm.
Both my parents were born in Manila so we really never had a province to go home to. So, everyone like me who is city-bred longs to have a place you can “go home to,” right? I got involved with Amadeo, Cavite when we adopted a coffee farm of the mayor then to showcase as a Barako Farm. I would go and take our friends there to see coffee growing amidst bananas and papayas.
Not long after, we came across a property that was on the auction block. It was relatively small but right there on the main road. I would not touch the property even after acquisition until some five years ago. Looking back, it was a jungle of coffee trees and chico, langka, santol which badly needed cleaning up.