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Kinutil – Not your Ordinary Chocolate Drink!!

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Are you a Certified Chocoholic?

Imagine life without Chocolates, for a chocoholic person like me surely life would be boring and lifeless.  Now Let me ask you my dear reader Do you want some twist on your typical Choco Drink?

Well,every country has their own cultures, traditions and stories to tell. Every country has their own classifiable delicacies…even on chocolates.  On this post it’s my pleasure to introduce you a Unique Asian Chocolate Drink called “Kinutil”.

Kinutil is a Philippines’ special beverage and a must-try Choco experience. Composed of hot cocoa drink, coconut wine (Filipinos called it Tuba),  fresh eggs and condense milk for creaminess. Derived from the word “Kutil” which means “to stir” it literally means you will have to stir and mix all of the ingredients well. This is very easy to prepare and you can make one for you and your love ones.

Here are the procedures: First we have to prepare the ingredients

  1. 500 ml. “tuba” or coconut wine
  2. 1 piece fresh egg, preferably large
  3. 330 ml. cocoa drink
  4. condense milk

After you’ve prepared all the said ingredients just mix both the coconut wine and hot (330ml) cocoa drink while adding the fresh egg immediately so the heat will cook the egg itself. Stir while adding the condense milk (it’s your choice how much amount of condense milk you want to put in). Stir and mix it well until you’re satisfied and then let it cool down for 5 minutes or more and there you have it! Your very own homemade Kinutil.  Go ahead.. indulge in it’s perfect,tickling, tingling, titillating taste and  good-for your-health drink.

Kinutil is high in protein and the 4% alcohol content can surely give you a boost-of-energy and relaxing feeling. It can be rewarding specially after your stressful, hard working days! Don’t worry about getting fat.

This delightful drink is often served in the Philippine provinces such as; Davao, Agusan Del Sur , Cebu, Bohol and Bicol. It’s a total blast for anyone who’s up to an exciting chocolate experience.

I can 100% guarantee that this Asian Choco Drink will surely fulfill and gratify the taste buds of my  fellow chocoholic friends out there!! Whether you’re a chocoholic or not, there is absolutely nothing wrong in seeking new, unique and interesting things around you, specially if you are one of us.

When you visit Philippines particularly the Visayas Region, be sure to try Kinutil.  I’m pretty sure that like me you’re going to love it too.

 

 

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Chocolate Rice Porridge for breakfast, anyone?

Can’t get enough Chocolate?

You are not alone in that.  Say, have you ever imagine that you’re sitting at your dinning table and there is a big bowl of chocolate rice porridge with a creamy and condense milk twirl on top of it right in front of your very eyes  for your breakfast?

Well for Europeans and Americans their typical breakfast are Cereal or Oatmeal but for Asians and Mexicans particularly Filipinos, they have another option aside from that and we call it “Champorado” .

Yes! You read it right “Champorado”. It is made from sticky or glutinous rice with cocoa powder or “tabliya”, milk and sugar.

The name “Champorado” is a mexican word.  Since we all know Mexicans/Spanish made a great influenced to the Filipino culture, language and their cuisines back in the year 1571.

Filipinos usually serve Champorado for breakfast, but it is also a delightful snack.  Locals eat it along with what they called “Tuyo” or a salty-dried-fish that can only be found in the Philippines as well.cham

The preparation for Champorado is very easy. You only need to prepare this:

1 cup glutinous rice or “malagkit”; rinsed and drained
3 cups of water
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder (dissolve with 1 cup of warm water)
milk (your choice of evaporated or condensed)

Procedures:

  • Boil 2 and a half cups of water in a pot.
  • Put the glutinous rice (rinse and drained) and have it boiled for 10 – 15 minutes and stir occasionally.
  • Dilute the cocoa powder in a cup of hot or warm water.
  • Pour it in a the pot where the glutinous rice is boiled and stir well.
  • Add the brown sugar. You can adjust the sweetness depending on your preference.  Continue cooking until rice is cooked and the mixture’s texture becomes thick.
  • Best served with a twirl of condense milk or evaporated milk (Adjust according to taste) =)

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Now, what good does it brings to your body other than of course heartily satisfying your taste buds? Well, it has a complete source of Vitamin B1, Protein, and Carbohydrates that’s just enough to fuel us in our everyday activities and can help to start our day right.

Don’t get me wrong, you can eat this anytime of the day. Ooooh…specially in cold seasons  like winter. But remember if you want a healthy breakfast, since it is the most important meal of the day! Served it up in a Chocolaty way!!

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