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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 24-32 slices 1x
  • Category: Snack, Dessert
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Biko is a rice cake made out of glutinous rice cooked in coconut milk and palm sugar then topped with caramel, latik (a type of reduced coconut cream)



Rice Cake


  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 250 g palm sugar or dark brown sugar


  1. In a pot combine all rice cake ingredients apart from the banana leaves, bring it to a boil while constantly stirring, then continue simmer while constantly stirring for 15-20 minutes or until the liquid is fully absorbed by the rice.
  2. Line a rectangular dish (11 x 7 x 2 in) with banana leaves then pour the cooked rice mixture, flatten and distribute evenly across the dish.
  3. On a sauce pan over combine the coconut milk and palm sugar, cook in medium heat wilt constantly stirring until the liquid has reduced in half.
  4. Pour and spread the topping evenly into the rice mixture and bake on a 180C pre-heated oven for 20 – 25 minutes.
  5. Let it cool before serving.