Bibingka Blast

Philippines

The Philippines celebrates the longest Christmas season, beginning on the 1st of September until late in January. When the festive season rolls around, Bibingka immediately comes to mind as an all-time favorite holiday specialty. A type of rice cake prepared using galapóng (dough made from glutinous rice flour) and fresh coconut milk then wrapped in banana leaves, Bibingka has a sponge-like texture that boasts a medley of charred and sweet flavors—perfect with your afternoon coffee! Served warm, this delicacy’s popularity often soars during Simbang Gabi (midnight mass) in December, but you don't have to wait that long. These spots are ready to serve your fix of yummy Bibingka all-year round!

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Roast Bibingka & Puto Bumbong Station

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Pasig City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Nestled along the bustling stretch of Katipunan Avenue, Roast offers Bibingka that you can enjoy in a variety of ways. Pair it with salted egg slices or enjoy it with kesong puti (white cheese), either option amps up the sweet and salty flavors Bibingka is best known for. Roast’s recipe is soft with a slight crunch on the outside—a perfect snack for any time of the day!

  • +63 2 8362 6334
  • Linear Building, 142 Katipunan Ave, St. Ignatius, Quezon City, 1110 Metro Manila, Philippines

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Nena's

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Quezon City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Every day feels like Christmas at Nena’s because of their delicious Special Bibingka. It’s less dense compared to your usual Bibingka, but still packs a lot of flavor in every bite. The restaurant makes its Special Bibingka using a hot clay pot to guarantee a rich, smoky flavor. There's also a slight hint of caramel, which makes it even tastier. If you're still in the mood, munch on other savory treats like okoy (crunchy deep-fried fritters), lumpiang sariwa (palm spring rolls), and pancit (stir-fried noodles).

  • +63 2 8911 2578
  • Nena's Bldg., General Romulo Ave, Soccoro, Quezon City, 1109 Metro Manila, Philippines

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Provenciano

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Quezon City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

For the price of PHP165 (about USD3.50), you get more than what you pay for with Provenciano’s Bibingka. The baked rice cake is loaded with salted egg, perfect for people who like their Bibingka a bit more on the salty side. It's heavily sprinkled with shaved coconut, and you have an option to add coconut sugar for that extra caramel flavor. Tip: Provenciano’s Bibingka gets sold out quickly, so make sure to place your order right away!

  • +63 2 8922 2736
  • 110 Maginhawa, Diliman, Lungsod Quezon, 1101 Kalakhang Maynila, Philippines

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Fely J’s Kitchen

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Makati City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

There are many variations of Bibingka, and Fely J’s Kitchen recipe stands out among others with its combination of cassava root and freshly shaved coconut. Make room for Cassava Bibingka with Buko in your favorite food list! This Bibingka has a cake-like texture and sits on a thick bed of caramel sauce, topped with sweet macapuno (coconut sport). It’s a feast for the eyes, and its flavor packs a saccharine punch to your taste buds.

  • +63 2 7728 8858
  • 2/F, Greenbelt 5, Greenbelt Dr, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines

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Quattro Grill Bar and Restaurant

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Quezon City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Good music and delicious food make the best duo on a regular evening in Quattro Grill Bar and Restaurant. Enjoy dishes like Baked Fish Fillet or Kare-Kare then finish it off with Bibingka for a tasty dessert. Locals crave their fluffy rice cake for its classic quality. It’s soft yet holds a slight crunch, finished off with salted egg slices, cheese, and grated coconut. As you slice into your serving, relish the charred flavor and smoky aroma distinct to any good Bibingka. It’s so good that you can finish the whole plate in no time!

  • +63 2 8928 1681
  • 96 Timog Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, 1103 Metro Manila, Philippines

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Ferino's Bibingka

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San Juan, Philippines • Recommendation • 

A business that began using only three clay stoves and two tables, Ferino’s Bibingka now churns out boxes upon boxes of these rice cakes daily. Sample their Bibingka Extra Super made of a secret galapóng mix, fresh eggs, and kesong puti, topped with salted egg chunks. Their recipe is thick enough for a hearty afternoon snack, with a soft, moist layer in the middle. You can ask for more butter and sugar, which is highly recommended if you want your Bibingka sweeter. Ferino’s also continues to upgrade its menu—they now offer jars of Toasted Bibingka if you're itching something crunchy in the middle of the night.

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Bea's Bibingka

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Las Pinas City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Rice cakes were a big part of Cathy Gavino's childhood, and it became her inspiration to start her own business. After years of ups and downs, Bea's Bibingka has perfected its recipe for Bibingkang Malagkit. Theirs is different as it has a longer shelf life than others’ because they simmer their fresh coconut milk with sugar for hours. It's thick and chewy, not too sweet, with brown coconut cream on top. Enjoy Bibingkang Malagkit in a tub or have a rice cake party with your friends when you order a large box. No one will judge!

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ROJO COFFEE

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Quezon City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Before you brave EDSA’s afternoon traffic jam, drop by Rojo Coffee first to grab a quick bite of Bibingka. Rojo Coffee is known for pure Arabica coffee blends, but their Bibingka is equally a must-try! It bears a soft texture and rich smoky fragrance, reminding you of stalls selling the rice cake during a Christmas night mass. From the salted egg chunks, cheese, and grated coconut, Rojo Coffee’s Bibingka has it all. They even make things sweeter by adding muscovado sugar onto the plate. This unrefined sugar adds a toffee-like flavor to your Bibingka to make it more appetizing.

  • +63 915 051 6699
  • Victoria Sports Tower, 799 1103 Epifanio de los Santos Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, 1103 Metro Manila, Philippines

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Bibingkinitan

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Las Pinas City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

This homegrown business champions Filipino food heritage through their cute bite-sized Bibingkas. The ingredients used—from rice flour to banana leaves—are sourced in local farms around the country, staying true to its advocacy of supporting local businesses. Bibingkinitan offers something for everyone. Grab a box of Original BBK for their take on the traditional recipe or get some Cheesemax BBK for cheese-filled Bibingka bites. For salted egg lovers, a carton of Overload BBK is what you need!

  • 295 Alabang–Zapote Road, Pamplona, Las Pinas, 1740 Metro Manila, Philippines

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Aldrino's Bibingka Espesyal at Kakanin

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Manila, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Binondo is a melting pot of Filipino culture and history. Before you embark on your visit here, make sure to include Aldrino’s Bibingka Espesyal on your itinerary. Their Bibingka is soft as a cushion, served fresh with a pleasant aroma of charred banana leaves. It’s garnished with grated coconut, cheese, and salted egg, boasting a burst of flavors in every slice. Aldrino’s also serves hot chocolate milk to go with your Bibingka, so take a warm sip and a big bite before hitting your next stop.

  • 3F 168 Shpg Mall STA Elena St, Bgy 293, Zone 028 Binondo Manila, Binondo, Manila, 1006 Metro Manila, Philippines

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