Rice Cake

Black Kutsinta

Most of the time when you don’t live in your original home country and see new dishes and food from there all you can do is just drool over your computer screen and wish that someday that new type of food arrives in your country either through a pasalubong or...

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Inday Inday

In the Philippines there is a rice cake called Palitaw where it means “to float” and that is how that rice cake is cooked, in boiling water and once its cooked then it floats. Palitaw is the most basic form of this rice cake but it has several regional variations...

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Deremen

The wife visited the Philippines around November last year and one of her pasalubongs was this Deremen, a type young glutinous rice popular from Pangasinan that has a unique processing method. Processing deremen is quite laborious, it starts by handpicking the rice stalks individually, toasted on hot embers while it...

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Pininat

Pininat is a type of bibingka prepared with glutinous rice flour, coconut milk and macapuno strings, a popular rice cake from Pangasinan. Pininat’s name came from the word “pinat” which means to stretch. Stretchy? Yes hence the name, but to describe its texture in detail this is gooey and chewy...

Cheesy Seafood Tteokbokki 3

Cheesy Seafood Tteokbokki

My daughter loves Cheese and Tteokbokki, I love seafood and mixing these elements brings us to this dish that we have today the Cheesy Seafood Tteokbokki, a dish prepared like a normal Tteokbokki but loaded with seafood like prawns, squid, scallops and surimi, it is then finished off with quickmelt...

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Pinakufu

If you visited Tuguegarao City then most probably you have tried our rice cake today as it is quite popular with the Ybanags, and if you had tried it you most probably had it with Sinanta, a type of noodle dish popular in the said region. It’s like mami and...

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Bibingkoy

In Philippines rice is very important, it’s a staple food item which is enjoyed throughout the day from breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as snacks and tea time. During the normal meal times rice is simply prepared by steaming or fried but during snacks this humble white grain is...

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Binallay

Filipinos love their rice cakes, in fact each region in the Philippines have their specialty like Tupig from Pangasinan, Ibos Suman from Antipolo, Espasol from Laguna and our post today which comes from Isabela. This rice cake or kakanin is prepared with glutinous rice flour which is made into a...

Cassava Suman with Macapuno 1

Cassava Suman with Macapuno

When I see rice cakes it reminds me of my late grandmother as there was no afternoon that she missed making them, Cassava Suman with Macapuno was one of these. It was a regular merienda when I was young and I certainly learned a lot of kakanin from her. During...

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Kulambo

Kulambo is a type of netting placed on top and around your bed to ward of mosquitoes at night and have a good night sleep and I don’t know why our rice cake for today is named like such. Kulambo is a type of rice cake popular in Pangasinan, basically...