Filipino Delicacy #2 – Bibingka


A Filipino rice cake made from galapong (glutinous rice soaked in water then ground with the water to form either a batter or a dough) , baked in a special clay pot, lined with a piece of banana leaf, with live coals on top and underneath. It is topped with slices of kesong puti (white cheese) and itlog na maalat (salted duck eggs). The newly-cooked bibingka is spread with butter and sometimes sprinkled with sugar then served with niyog (grated coconut). ( taken from Wikipedia)

This rice cake is famous among the Filipinos living in the north. As for us who are from the south ( Mindanao). It takes a bit of practice for us to get use to the taste but this is delicious especially when it’s hot and with butter and sugar.

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