CourseDessert, Snack
Place of originPhilippines
Region or stateIfugao
Serving temperatureWarm, room temperature

Binakle is a type of steamed rice cake originating from the Ifugao province of the Philippines. It is made from glutinous rice (diket) that is pounded into a paste, wrapped in banana or rattan leaves, and steamed. Variants may also add sesame seeds or sweet potato. They are popularly eaten on special occasions or as a snack. Uncooked binakle, along with rice wine (baya), are common offerings to the bulul ancestor spirits in Ifugao rituals.[1][2][3][4]

See also


  1. ^ Dulawan, Lourdes S. (2001). Ifugao: Culture and History. National Commission for Culture and the Arts. p. 31. ISBN 9789718140178.
  2. ^ Polistico, Edgie (2017). Philippine Food, Cooking, & Dining Dictionary. Anvil Publishing, Incorporated. ISBN 9786214200870.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Binakle". Tuwali Ifugao Dictionary. SIL International. Retrieved June 23, 2019.
  4. ^ Catajan, Maria Elena (March 28, 2019). "Heirloom recipe book out". SunStar Baguio. SunStar Publishing Inc. Retrieved June 23, 2019.