Coconut toffee
Alternative namesBalikutsa, Ginaok
Place of originPhilippines
Main ingredientsSugar, coconut milk

Coconut toffee is a traditional chewy candy from the Philippines made with muscovado sugar and coconut milk boiled until thick and then allowed to cool and harden. It is also locally known as balikutsa in the Visayas and Mindanao, and gináok in the Tagalog regions.[1][2]

It is similar to the pulot of the Western Visayas except that pulot is made with palm sugar.[3][4]

See also


  1. ^ Polistico, Edgie (2017). Philippine Food, Cooking, & Dining Dictionary. Anvil Publishing, Incorporated. ISBN 9786214200870.
  2. ^ "GINAOK". Tagalog Lang. Retrieved 18 January 2024.
  3. ^ "The Peculiar Life of a Buri Palm and an illustrated Philippines sugar map". Meryenda. 10 October 2022. Retrieved 18 January 2024.
  4. ^ Besa, Amy (2014). Memories of Philippine Kitchens. ABRAMS, Incorporated. ISBN 9781613128084.