Bibingka from The Philippines
Bibingka is simply a rice flour cake found everywhere in The Philippines. This particular one is street made and baked in a local oven on the side of the road.
I’ve seen it in bakery shops too, but its not the same there. The road side bakery uses traditional banana leaf to wrap the cakes in. There’s definitely a difference in the taste, but only mild.
Bibingka is soft and sweet, much like a sponge cake. The rice flour gives it a sticky but not overly sweet taste and texture.
There is also a harder to find Cassava flour version of Bibingka. It’s paler in complexion and the taste is a little stronger.
Both are very cheap to buy, and are nearly always fresh when bought along the road.
This is an additional post and one of a series highlighting Food in The Philippines
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