Tagged with Rice Cake

Biko

Biko


I am so craving for some rice cake now, you can’t blame me as I haven’t tried them for quite sometime and now is the payback time. Just imagine I grew up with rice cakes as a part of my daily life as my grandparent always prepare them for merienda (tea time) then in the … Continue reading

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Mochi

Mochi


Mochi is Japanese rice cake made of mochigome or what we know as glutinous rice. Traditionally this rice cake is widely exchanged during the New Year in Japan but due to its popularity it is now available whole year round. The conventional way of preparing this rice cake is by soaking the mochigome overnight and … Continue reading

Bibingka

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 eves mass). Bibingka is made out of rice flour … Continue reading

Sapin Sapin

Sapin Sapin


Sapin-sapin is a sticky rice cake from the Philippines, it originated in a northern province called Abra. 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 out of steamed glutinous rice flour served with … Continue reading

Espasol

Espasol


Espasol are cylindrical rice cakes that originated in the Philippine province of Laguna. Popularly sold on major thoroughfares, bus stops and specialty shops in Laguna, this rice cake is made out of toasted rice flour and coconut strips cooked in coconut milk then dusted with toasted rice flour. Its relatively easy to make, nothing to … Continue reading

Royal Bibingka

Royal Bibingka


  Like the regular bibingka, royal bibingka is also associated with Christmas but mostly in Vigan. Though it shares the name with the normal bibingka they are two different rice cakes as this one uses glutinous rice flour which makes the texture sticky and dense. This rice cake is usually made out of glutinous rice … Continue reading

Tupig

Tupig


  When I was in the university I travel almost fortnightly from my school (U.P. Baguio) to home (Quezon City), in that 250 km drive or bus ride there will be several stops in major provincial towns and at every busy intersection you will be swarmed with street hawkers selling their local specialty. This is … Continue reading

Tikoy

Tikoy


Tikoy or Nian Gao is a popular Chinese dessert made out of steamed glutinous rice. The word “Nian Gao” literally means “sticky cake” and in Chinese words it would sound like “higher year” which implies progress for the coming year that is why this food item is usually given as a gift by Chinese during … Continue reading

Puto Calasiao

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 to persuade me into doing the market with her … Continue reading

Kalamay

Kalamay


Kalamay or Calamay is a sticky sweet snack/dessert delicacy popular in the Philippines. It is made out of glutinous rice flour, coconut milk and sugar usually palm or brown sugar.  There are many types of kalamay and can be divided into two categories, one is the runny variant where it is used as a part … Continue reading

Puto

Puto


Don’t laugh or get mad if you are Spanish as this might have a different meaning to you, For this post I am referring to the food item in the Philippines thats far from being obscene.  Puto is a type of steamed rice cake in the Philippines and this is what I will be sharing for … Continue reading

Cassava Cake

Cassava Cake


Final day and lets make some cake which is not a flour-based but a rice 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 … Continue reading

Gold Ribbon (Auckland, New Zealand)

Gold Ribbon (Auckland, New Zealand)


If you’re a Filipino and recently migrated to New Zealand and it so happens you are looking for Filipino restaurants that serves Filipino dishes, pastries, desserts and delicacies well it is a bit hard to find as there are only few of them here the only ones I know are Turo-Turo, Three Kings and Gold Ribbon. … Continue reading

Palitaw

Palitaw


Palitaw is one of the many rice cakes of the Philippines which is characterized by its small and flat shape.  These delights are made out of sticky rice that is washed, soaked, and then ground but due to commecialisation you can now find ground versions sold on Asian Shops.  Palitaw literally means “to float” in … Continue reading

Suman

Suman


At last we found some banana leaf here in New Zealand, I still remember I just asked one of my favorite food blogger Connie in her blog regarding a banana leaf replacement for this dish and nearly used what she had suggested until we saw a banana leaf in one of the Asian Shops here! … Continue reading