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To all the coffee junkies, Happy National Coffee Day!
Lipa City celebrates this special day every October 21 with the annual Coffee Festival. And just because we’re not in Lipa doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate today with a cup or two of our favorite drink.
Call me local, but I will always prefer Pinoy kakanin for breakfast, meryenda, and dessert when it comes to sweet and filling food. This is also what I usually look for on buffets.
Kakanin is a native delicacy made of malagkit or sticky rice. This is usually prepared on special occassions like Fiesta, Christmas, and other holidays. No celebration is complete without a kakanin in the table. It’s also an affordable snack. For just 10 pesos, this snack can easily fill your hunger pangs. It is easy to cook and prepare at home too.
Here are some of our favorite sweet and sticky kakanin also know as rice cakes.
Biko is a traditional Filipino rice recipe made of glutinous rice, coconut milk, brown sugar. This is known as a sweet rice cake that is topped with chewy fried coconut bits called “latik”.
(Photo credit: Logo Recipes)
Just last week, we were swept by one of the powerful storms to hit the Philippines this year, typhoon Glenda. This condition tends to make us worried and too lazy to go to school or work. For some, this kind of days throws us into an introspective mood like we just want to lay down, turn the lights off, listen to the rain on the roof, and light a song.
This month and for the next two months to come, expect to see dark skies and experience constant raining. With chilly feels and seemingly endless showers, a cup of coffee and a good music playlist can turn a gloomy day into an absolute bliss.
Some may want to listen to melancholic tracks. Some prefer songs that could make them feel good despite a crappy weather.