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Biko ~ A Favorite Filipino Mirienda

comfort food, food musings, Filipino street foods, Filipino delicacies

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! 🙂

a cup of dirty ice cream

ice cream, Filipino street foods, Pinoy Food, desserts, comfort food

I know the name might put some off, especially those who did not grow up here in the Philippines, but dirty ice cream only denotes those ice cream that are peddled by the friendly manong around town. Sure it was very cold even during daytime, you’d wonder if you’re still in Bulacan or have been transported to Boston while you were sleeping, but I thought this afternoon is just the best time to enjoy a cup of this delicious street ice cream. Besides, I went through the trouble of hollering the vendor from the second floor balcony! 🙂

I paid Php25 for this cup of chocolate and cheese flavored local ice cream and I must say they sure tasted better than the rest of the dirty ice cream I have tried before. I enjoyed my cup a lot I did not mind that I was feeling too cold after I finished it. I just wish I can influence the little man to have a spoonful or two.