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Filipino Food Pick: Bibingka


Misa de Gallo won't be complete without Filipinno classics like Puto Bumbong and Bibingka.

Bibingka is a flat cake baked and served on banana leaves, topped with salted egg, cheese and grated coconut. It is usually seen being sold outside churches around the Philippines during Misa de Gallo or Simbang Gabi, a devotional nine-day series of masses practiced by Roman Catholics before Christmas Eve, as an anticipation for Christmas Day.

Breakfast becomes special when you eat Bibingka with your loved ones. It won't only bring the "Christmas feels", but it will also make every bite worthwhile since Bibingkas are only sold during the nine-day Misa de Gallo.

Bibingka is best served hot, especially when the toppings like the cheese melts on the cake. The flavors of salted egg and cheese mixed with the texture of grated coconut bring a new and rich taste that will make you craving for more.

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