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”.
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