Satisfy your sweet cravings with a heavenly bite of Biko Langka! 😍🍚 This Filipino delicacy is a burst of flavour in every bite! Who else loves indulging in this irresistible treat? #BikoLangka #FilipinoDessert #SweetTooth. Biko langka is a sweet and sticky rice cake made with coconut milk, latik, and jackfruit. It’s the perfect snack or dessert for any occasion!
Biko Langka, a delicious and easy-to-make Filipino dessert. This classic Filipino dessert that has been enjoyed for generations, a sweet and sticky rice cake that is usually topped with ripe jackfruit or langka. Due to its preparation process during the old days Biko Langka is usually served as a dessert during special occasions such as birthdays, fiestas, and other celebrations but with new methods like using rice cookers and canned coconut milk, preparing this dessert nowadays is quite easy. It can also be found in some Filipino bakeries or sold by street vendors. This dessert can be consumed on its own or paired with coffee or tea.
The origin of Biko Langka can be traced back to the pre-colonial era in the Philippines. During this time, rice was a staple food and was often used to make desserts. As time passed, different variations of rice cakes appeared, and the use of other ingredients like jackfruit was introduced.
Biko Langka is a fusion of two Filipino sweets: Biko and Langka. Biko in its most basic form is simple rice cake made from glutinous rice, coconut milk, and sugar where other flavours and toppings can be added, while Langka is a fruit that is commonly found in Southeast Asia, including the Philippines. Langka on its own can be consumed as it is but it is also an ingredient used in many desserts like Halo Halo, Minatamis na Langka, Turon, Ginataang Halo Halo and Sapin Sapin to name some.
Biko Langka is one of the easiest Biko variations to make. I always request this type of Biko with my wife and now is a staple in our household and it a family favourite, sweet and sticky dessert with a rich coconut flavour. The jackfruit adds a touch of sweetness and a tropical flavour. The overall taste is very unique and delicious.