I am very fond of the Filipino kakanin and have been craving for puto bumbong for ages now. I was disappointed that I was not able to get some during the Christmas season when these are always available in front of local churches, a popular dessert to eat after hearing Christmas masses.
I thought I had to wait until December to taste the gooey goodness of this local delicacy, it is a good thing we managed to grab some at Via Mare during our visit to Kidzania in February. It was yummy as expected and I should’ve ordered more for takeaway. Via Mare added an interesting twist to the flavor we’ve grown to love by adding a generous amount of grated cheddar cheese to the purple treat, for only Php15. Aside from the regular cheese, you can also opt for a sprinkle of grated queso de bola as toppings, just add Php23.
I absolutely loved it and it is making me crave for some now that I am writing about it! 😀 What is your favorite local kakanin?
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! 🙂