There is no greater comfort food for me than a binalot meal. This is the classic chicken adobo — you can see there is an unhatched egg included too — with a side dish of salted egg and sliced tomatoes.
The aroma that the steamed banana leaf imparts on the rice is out of this world. You have to use really hot rice so that it steams within the banana leaf package, something like tea steeping in hot water.
The best part of this meal is that you don’t have to wash any plates or utensils after. Of course, you have to eat this with your hands.