We may have been locked up at home for the most part of 2020 but that doesn’t mean we won’t be celebrating the most festive season of the year. Ready to eat all the delicious food with the whole family? In this special series, we round up your favorite food staple in your Noche Buena spread.
On this list, we give you a rundown of places where you can get bibingka in Metro Manila. This may be available year-round but it’s no secret that it’s extra special to eat it during the holidays. Seeing bibingka instantly brings Christmas spirit, or to me at least. It’s a rice cake cooked over hot charcoal, topped with salted egg, sometimes with cheese, slathered with margarine, and sprinkled with shaved coconut. Every bite is just amazing! Below, we list down places where you can order this holiday must-have.
Home to titas and titas at heart, Via Mare aims to please when it comes to Filipino food no matter what generation you belong to. If you’re a fan of sweet and salty, their Bibingka with Laguna Cheese and Queso de Bola (P165) is perfect for you. Their bibingka is light, fluffy and cheesy, and available all year round!
If you’re looking for something new, check out Bibingka Manila’s newest offering — Four Cheese (P450/box of 6; P675/box of 9) Bibingka. It is the usual fluffy bibingka galapong with a combination of melted cheese, kesong puti, queso de bola, and crowned with parmesan cheese. They also have Original Salted Egg and Cheese, and Ube Halaya and Cheese.
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A go-to among those who need a quick bibingka fix, Bibingkinitan is available by the box or even just for a piece and is the biggest bibingka chain in the country with over 200 stores nationwide. They are known for their snack-size bibingka with three variants available — Original (P180/6pcs), Overload BKK (P240/6pcs), and Cheesemax BBK (P240/6pcs).
The restaurant may be known for its sisig and other delectable Filipino fares, but their desserts are actually top-notch too, including their bibingka offerings. They offer an interesting twist to the traditional, Bibingka de Leche (P130) and is equally a must-try too. It is your classic bibingka topped with a layer of smooth leche flan, salted egg, and some leche flan syrup at the bottom.
A favorite since 1938, Ferino’s Bibingka has been a staple at any home. Its pure galapong is mixed with two fresh eggs which makes it eggy compared to the others. Their Extra Super Bibingka (P140) has salted egg and is topped with salted eggs and kesong puti. Of course with a dollop of butter and sugar on top!