bibingka-2One of the first memories we probably all have as children are sweets. I am no different. Birthday cakes were a big hit, but charcoal baked bibingkas were in a class all their own and evoke their very own special moments. It is a treat borne out of necessity, for I doubt that conventional ovens as we know them now were readily available back then. The ingenuity of foodies should not be estimated though for we will find a way of doing things to attain the taste that we want. Sort of like the original mission of Lasang Pinoy, literally translated 'tastes like Pinoy'.

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  1. Toni // 5/29/2006 10:43 PM  

    Oh yum. Best with coconut and butter!

  2. rowena // 5/30/2006 12:13 AM  

    And now it will be a recipe for an American-Filipino expat in Italy! I love bibingka, but never made it before. Something that I better not let on to the old filipino ladies at hula lessons...already I got scolded because I didn't know what was sinigang. Oh well...

  3. iska // 5/30/2006 4:34 AM  

    wow! oo nga i remember bibingka na medyo may tutong pa sa ilalim. we can still buy them back home. there's this road from cavite to san pedro laguna... may nagtitinda mainit init pa!

    i just finished my LP10 entry... in between trabaho :) i will be waiting for your LP announcement!

  4. Lani // 5/30/2006 6:37 AM  


    Mabuti na lang at may bibingkahan malapit dito sa place namin na nagtitinda sa buong taon. Kaya basta natakam ako sa bibingka, punta lang doon katulad ngayon.

    I know na talagang namimiss ng mga kababayan natin ang bibingka dito sa atin.

  5. ces // 5/30/2006 8:28 AM  

    thanks for the recipe! i have mochiko in the cupboard! supposedly for puto...i think i'm making bibingka what's up for lp11?:)

  6. JMom // 5/30/2006 2:07 PM  

    hi toni! speaking of butter... I forgot to tell you, when I was commenting on the condensed milk sammie, I almost said something about star margarine and sugar palaman! serendipitous, di ba? :-)

    My kids used to laugh when I do the butter & sugar over pancakes until they tried it. Now they are fans too. So the childhood memories continue.

    rowena! I should scold you too, how can you go without sinigang in your repertoir!!?? Filipino blood is laced with sinigang, don't you know? :-D

    Hi iska! yeah, I love the slightly burnt edges too, so I have another experiment in mind to make the bibingka. I think next time I'll try cooking it on the grill, over live charcoals just to get the slightly charred taste.

    Naku, lani nanginggit ka pa. I miss that so much, buying it from the vendors still warm, with the salted egg and cheese on top. Yumm!

    hi ces! I am just loving this mochico stuff right now. I have other filipino sweets I'd like to try it on. Coming soon ang LP11, just get ready ;-) I'll put out the guidelines as soon as the wrap up for LP10 is finished. Pa suspense ka muna :-D

  7. mae // 5/30/2006 5:27 PM  

    Oh my! Please can you email me a slice? Where am i going to find this box? I want. I want. I want! [like a kid! lol]

    JMom, you are torturing me.

  8. JMom // 5/30/2006 5:39 PM  

    Hi mae! The sweet rice flour is available in most oriental markets. Try looking in yours, it may not be the same brand but it should work. I just like this brand the best. These are actually just called mochico now, not even bibinka anymore. I put a link to their site on the Mochico on the ingredients list.

  9. boinky // 5/30/2006 11:27 PM it.
    Have posted link from my blog so my homesick relatives can make it at home.

  10. Typical INgredients // 5/31/2006 12:13 AM  
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  11. Typical INgredients // 5/31/2006 12:15 AM  

    Hi JMom,

    I finally made it to the test-LOL!

    Thanks you so much for your help! I have to let all our fellow bloggers know that I just move to a new blog site...I appreciate your help - mas madali kasi if you can chat or talk to someone - mas madaling maintindihan at least now I dont have to keep bugging you about it! Thanks again!

    Sarap naman ng bibingka mo at ang dali lang gawin - sana may makita akong Rice Flour...pahiran lang ng margarine masarap na - sigh!


  12. drstel // 6/01/2006 5:01 PM  

    copied, pasted. must try...thank you JMom, i feel like i'm missing something big, for not ever having this before. thank you for posting!

  13. Marketmanila // 6/01/2006 7:08 PM  

    I love red egg please but I just love bibingka. I even bought a clay pot to try and figure out how to make these at home complete with galvanized iron top section for charcoal but I haven't gotten around to it yet!

  14. obachan // 6/03/2006 6:25 AM  

    Hi JMom,
    OMG. I've never ever thought about using mochiko for baking cakes, but yeah, it must be good! Sour cream and coconut milk. Mmm... sounds like something I should try. Can you tell me how much mochiko is contained in one box?

  15. jairam // 6/03/2006 2:44 PM  

    mmmm...sarap, I can almost smell it cooking :)

  16. Cocinero // 6/21/2006 5:02 AM  

    Hey Jmom, thank you for participating in the blogging event. My early childhood days was also spent in Baguio and it is always a second home for me. I'm not much with cakes but bibingka I do love most specially those prepared during the holiday season with queso de bola and red egg.

  17. C(h)ristine // 7/07/2006 3:37 PM  

    thank you so much for this recipe! i used it and the cake came out PERFECTLY. i credited your recipe on my food blog.

  18. melanie // 7/07/2006 3:46 PM  

    Hi JMom, I linked to you from Obachan, from Christine ( I, too, have fond memories of bibingka. That mochiko box really brought me back. Thank you/Salamat!

  19. melanie // 7/07/2006 3:49 PM  

    Hi JMom, I linked to you from Obachan, from Christine ( I, too, have fond memories of bibingka. That mochiko box really brought me back. Thank you/Salamat!

  20. karen // 8/18/2006 4:09 PM  

    Hi Jmom! Thanks for visiting my blog, i loved this recipe, it is really delicious! I've used rice flour for the first time in my life and it was really a good suprise.