Filipinos like to eat a variety of food. You will never miss finding exquisite Filipino made dishes that are all comfy in taste. There’s the classic Lutong Bahay, the Lechon, the Halo-Halo, and the. But one should never forget to have a taste of all the Sweet delicacies meticulously prepared of the locals of each province. Some province in the Philippines boasts of their very own kakanin, while most of these kakanins are widely sold in the markets, as well as in the malls. Each of these treats symbolizes the sweetness and closeness of every Filipino Family.
Calasiao, Marikina and goldilocks are the best places to get puto. They’re round cupcake like kakanin made from rice flour mixed with coconut milk, and sugar. They are steamed for almost an hour and topped with sliced cheese. Puto is quite popularly paired with the classic Dinuguan. These two would always be a perfect meal combo. Puto is also quite big on birthdays and fiestas as they are served alongside classic fiesta dishes like the pancit.
Made from glutinous rice, sugar coconut milk and wrapped in banana or buri leaf, these little neatly packed goodies are also quite popular. Whether you want to eat it as is, or pair it with a decent serving of sweet mangoes, they are definitely really good to eat. Some suman are already sweetened, while others don’t have a lot of sugar. Those wrapped in Buri leaves are quite sweet while those in banana leaf are not.
Bibingka vendors are quite common near churches especially during the Christmas season. They’re famous among churchgoers during the Simbang Gabi. It’s best served hot with margarine, butter, or cheese on top. Some bibingka have salted egg which gives it a special kick. Bibingka is made from rice flour, coconut milk, sugar, milk, baking powder and softened butter.
Kutsinta is one of the simplest kakanin in the Philippines. It’s also very easy to find in the markets or malls. It’s that brown cupcake like kakanin that’s sold alongside puto or suman. It is basically comprised of flour, sugar, annatto powder and lye water. They are commonly eaten with grated coconut.
Biko are sold almost in every market in the Philippines, they are sold in bilaos along with other kakanins like Sapin-sapin. Biko is basically rice cakes topped with latik. Latik is that crunchy and sweet stuff they make from caramelizing coconut milk and sugar. A slice of Biko would surely go well with a cup of coffee or perhaps tea. Its great to eat in any time of the day.
6. Maja Blanca
A magkakanin would always have maja blanca among the food they sell. They’re usually sold in square slices, sometimes topped with cheese, or sometimes with latik. This small little treats are made from mixing Corn starch, sweet corn kernels, sugar and coconut milk. Special majas are very creamy and even melt in your mouth.