Category Archives: Kakanin

Polvoron

Polvoron is very popular in the Philippines, it is made of flour, sugar butter and powdered milk. You can find it in the Sari-sari store and even in the shopping malls, one big bakeshop that sells it is Goldilocks. Polvoron is very easy to cook all you have to do is toast the flour, add some milk and butter then all the ingredients are mixed and shaped into round or oval-shaped molds.

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Camote Chips (Sweet Potato Chips)

Thinly sliced sweet potatoes fried until crisp are a bright and fun take on potato chips. A bit sweet, and very orange, their flavor is perfected with just a sprinkle of Sugar or salt - or chili powder for those who like things spicy.

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Carioca

This Filipino Carioca Recipe is made from sweet rice dough or galapong that is rolled like a ball, deep fried, then dipped in a sweet coconut syrup before skewering with a bamboo stick.

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Biko

Biko is a Filipino rice cake made from sticky rice (locally known as malagkit), coconut milk, and brown sugar. Like other rice cakes, this is referred to as kakanin (derived from the word “kanin” which means rice) and is often eaten as dessert or meryenda (mid-afternoon snack). Traditionally, this delicious rice cake is placed over banana leaves in a bilao (round weaven bamboo tray) and garnished with latik (cooked coconut milk residue) on top. In addition, Biko is served during special occasions such as birthday parties, family reunions, and town fiestas.

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Binagol

Binagol refers to a popular sweet from the province of Tacloban which is a sweet kakanin cooked in coconut shells or bagol, hence the name. The root crop talyan is the main star, which is mixed with coconut milk, sugar and peanuts. Banana leaves and strings wrap it up. It’s sweet and with its size, it’s meant to be shared. So far, binagol is only available in Tacloban

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Suman Moron

Chocolate suman moron is one of the best snack ever its delicious and good taste to eat. This Suman Moron (Chocolate Moron) is a smoother variety of suman that is made of ground glutinous rice cooked in coconut milk. Moron is either plain or mixed with chocolate or cocoa.

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Sapin Sapin

Sapin-sapin is a layered glutinous rice and coconut dessert in Philippine cuisine. It is made from rice flour, coconut milk, sugar, water, and coloring with coconut flakes sprinkled on top. Sapin-sapin means "layers" and the dessert is recognizable for its layers, each colored separately. It has been referred to as "a blancmange of several colored layers, sweetened and flavored with coconut milk".

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Nilupak na Saging

Nilupak na Saging is a snack dish or Kakanin in the Philippines made out of either mashed banana, wrapped in banana leaf and served with margarine and grated coconut. You can also use cassava or sweet potato.

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Cassava Cake

Cassava cake is a very common sweet dish in South East Asian, thanks to the tropical climate that encourage fast growing of the Cassava tree. This Cassava recipe Filipino style is one of the most popular and enjoyed delicacies or Kakanin. It is made from grated cassava (Kamoteng Kahoy) mixed with coconut milk, eggs, butter and topped with a creamy milk mixture.

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Puto Cheese

Puto is a Philippine delicacy made out of rice flour and steamed. There are a ton of variations to this dish like cheese, pandan, salted egg and shredded coconut.

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