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Biko ~ A Favorite Filipino Mirienda

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I am lucky to chance upon this old lady selling this Filipino kakanin we call biko last weekend. It has been ages since I had some and I really missed eating this! I remember when my Mama used to make this at home, along with a lot of other delicious food and treats! I wish now more than ever that I have inherited my mama’s cooking prowess so that I might be able to make some of these whenever I have cravings. From what I know, this local delicacy is made from sticky rice and coconut milk, topped with latik and grated coconut. Yum!

Anyway, this biko sure is a very welcome treat especially that I was busy doing chores that I was not able to prepare some snacks. I got 2 slices for Php14 each, which I thought is a good buy considering how good it tasted! It was a perfect match for a steaming cup of my newly-favorite tea. I just wish the little man would have a bite or two. I finished the last slice just before I finished reading all about this cool article on the diary of a madman tab.

Nanay, the biko peddler, said she cooks different treats daily, hopefully I get lucky to catch her selling her delicious wares in our neighborhood again very soon! 🙂

Delicious Finds At The Yummy Big Baon Blowout

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The recently concluded Yummy Big Baon Blowout was a delicious gathering of a number of Manila’s tasty products and delectable finds. A foodie-at-heart, who cannot simply resist an enticing row of beautifully-crafted gastronomic treats, and a mum who struggles on a daily basis on what to prepare for the little man’s school baon, I just had to check out what this food fair has to offer.

Here are a number of our delicious discoveries during the event held at the Trinoma Activity Center last 23 May, 2015:

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  • Spread By Chef Joaquin ~ They offer a wide selection of interesting and delicious spreads that are sure to match anyone’s taste. The not-your-usual spread variants include Jalapeno Salsa, Spinach Dip, Chili Chocolate, Salted Coffee Caramel, and Spinach Dip, with prices ranging from Php210-Php320 per bottle. These mouth-watering spreads are perfect to pair with different breads and crackers. foodie events, food events, foodie adventures, foodie finds
  • Theo And Philo Chocolates ~ I thought this beautiful spread is enough to tell you how delicious the chocolate products from Theo and Philo are. They are also perfect as spreads and as ready snacks for those with sweet tooth. And what’s even better is that they are 100% Philippine made! foodie events, food events, foodie adventures, foodie finds
  • The Juice Barista ~ offers a wide variety of healthy and refreshing blended smoothie and cold-pressed juice. They have a big selection of yummy juices and smoothies to choose from, perfect for one hot sunny day and also ideal to include in our little ones’ baon for school.

These are but a few of the delicious stuff we tried out at the Yummy Big Baon Blowout. A number of other specialties and delicacies were also on display. Some  are laid out on colorful round and square tablecloth and wrapped in very interesting packages, too. I shall be writing another post about our Yummy Big Baon Blowout experience on my mum blog, and I hope you check it out, too, once it is up.