Every Christmas season, the Filipinos have Bibingka. It’s a catch-all name for treats created using flour and cooked in a similar way of “rice cake”, which is a rough translation of the phrase. It was initially used to refer to bibingka galapong, the most frequent variety of rice flour bibingka. These are normally considered separate dishes since they employ different types of flour, such as maize flour, cassava flour, or plain flour. Despite the fact that they are well-known among us, I still didn’t expect it’d be ready till the holidays. So when my friend asked if I wanted to purchase her homemade bibingka, Aling Cheding’s Royal Bibingka, I decided to give it a shot.
She has three types of bibingka: plain, cheese, and buko. I ordered the bibingka with cheese since I enjoy cheesy foods, especially when they are warm. She accepted my order. You have the option of receiving the order by delivery, meet-up, or pick-up. I liked the meet-up, which we organized around the customer’s availability.
I was taken aback by the size of the order when it arrived. I had no idea it was that big and just enough for 4-5 people. It resembles a pizza, but in a very different way. As a result, I had no second thoughts. I warmed it up and tasted it right away since I was craving something sweet.
This bibingka is not like the bibingka I’m used to. It’s delicious, yet not too sweet, which suits my tastes. I know Christmas has passed, but there’s no stopping me from eating this Filipino Christmas favorite, which I highly recommend you try. I couldn’t see any salted eggs or butter on it, even though it wasn’t baked in the typical way. I believe this is adequate. It has a distinct texture than traditional Bibingka. The sweetness and creaminess are just ideal. It’s rather sticky, but I think it adds to its appeal and will never forget how cheesy it tastes.