Wednesday, 23 February 2011


We do not eat light in the Far East. Even snacks are heavy and sometimes full meal sized. Carbohydrate rich noodles and rice cakes are very popular choices. Bibingka is a type of sticky and sweet snack (usually made of rice) that is sold everywhere in the Philippines. It is the Eastern counterpart of cakes and a lot of Asian Countries have their delicious array of these type of cakes . 

Although they are eaten as snacks on ordinary days, they are also served at feasts and celebrations.

Bibingka used to be peddled in the streets by ambulant vendors balancing a bamboo tray atop their heads. Nowadays, it is also sold in upscale shops in malls where people can eat or buy to take home. 

This bibingka is a fusion of two Filipino snacks: Maja Blanca which is made with coconut milk and sweet corn and cassava bibingka which is made of cassava (a tuber). It has a sweet custard topping that is baked until browned.

Bibingka ingredients:

1 2/3 c. of finely grated raw cassava (I bought this frozen, but fresh can be used)
1 c. sweet corn kernels (from a tin)
1-418 gms. tin of cream style corn
1-405 gms. tin of sweetened condensed milk
1/4 c. melted butter
1/4 c. sugar


Mix all of the bibingka ingredients. Pour into  a lined baking dish and bake in a preheated oven 350° F/180° C for 1 hour and 20 minutes. 

Topping ingredients:

2 eggs
1-405 gm. tin of condensed milk
2 tbsps. brown sugar


Mix the topping ingredients, pour on top of the baked bibingka and bake again until puffed up and browned (about 15 minutes).

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  1. I LOVE bibingka. My husband's family always has homemade bibingka at their family gatherings. When I was in the philippines last month I had the most delicious bibingka in Vigan. They also had this sweet sticky rice thing that came in a bamboo stick that was DELICIOUS.

  2. i love this recipe. especially as we use cassava too. i have to say i really like your space and will be back to explore indepth.

  3. i love how you fused them together. I've been wanting to make bibingka now that you gave me a template, I will make one soon. thanks for sharing!

  4. we absolutely do not scrimp on our food! the bibingka looks rich and creamy and scrumptious!

  5. I have yet to make bibingka. It looks wonderful.

  6. It sounds interesting, love the photo! Thank you for sharing, have a nice weekend :)

  7. Very nice photos! Food looks delicious!

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