Tag: rice cake

Bibingka

When I see some bibingka it reminds me about Christmas, it is because this type of rice cake is usually sold outside the churches during “Simbang Gabi” (a nine-day mass ritual before Christmas eve that happens very early in the morning) and “Misa de Gallo” (Christmas…

Sapin Sapin

Sapin-sapin is a sticky rice cake from the Philippines, it originated in a northern province calledAbra. The name came from the word sapin which means sheets or layer, it is also the main characteristic of this rice cake, its vibrant multi coloured layers. It is made…

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Kalamay sa Latik

This is it.  This is the very kakanin that I have been craving and looking for for so long – the square or rectangular sticky cake that comes with a sweet syrup with latik in it.  This is the same kakanin that our Lola Paring used…

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Karioka

One of my favorite street food when I was still studying in UP Diliman (University of the Philipines) is karioka.  Well, I also love the fish balls specially its sauce and the lumpia, and the banana and kamote cues, and other street foods peddled by some…

Puto Calasiao

Puto Calasiao is one of my favourite rice cakes; it reminds me a lot of my childhood as this is one of the things I ask my mom to buy when she goes to the market. Because of this sweet treat it was easy for her…

Royal Bibingka

I heard echoes of laughter and I was jealous that I wasn’t there.   The wooden walls reverberated familiar voices through the phone, voices of my aunts who traveled for more than half a day just to be with  my mom as she celebrated Papa’s birthday.  He was…

Kutsinta

Kutsinta is a brown (sometimes orange) and sticky cupcake which is made from rice flour, brown sugar, achuete (which is used to add color and flavor), water and a little lye water. It is cooked by steaming and is served with grated coconut. It is a…

Cassava Cake

Last time I posted a recipe called cassava cake, it was good but it’s more suited for people who like their cassava cake firm. So for this post we will do the soft and chewy version of this popular Philippine snack / dessert and what’s the best…

Gaya-gaya Puto Maya!

Gaya-gaya Puto Maya! Folks of my circa would remember this– Filipino limericks that kids would shout at play. We teased playmates gaya-gaya putomaya (copycat!) but never knew what putomaya was. On my first ever trip to Davao sometime back, I found out it was neither a puto (steamed rice…