Suman with coconut caramel sauce

Another favorite treat from my childhood—suman! Suman is one of the traditional Filipino snacks. It is made of sweet glutinous rice, called malagkit, cooked with coconut milk, sugar and salt, then wrapped in banana leaves prior to further boiling in a water bath, or steaming in bamboo steamers. It is usually served with either (or both)…

On regrets…

Regrets? I’ve had them… quite a lot really. The thing with regrets is, everyone has them. Perhaps I’m just good at hiding them, even from myself. The most important thing though, is not to just hide them, but not to dwell on them. The best thing anyone can do when facing regrets is to collect…

Bibingkang malagkit II

Another, more complicated version of how to make one of my favorite Filipino kakanin, the bibingkang malagkit. This version uses both coconut cream and coconut milk—the former being used to make the topping, while the latter is used in making the glutinous rice base (biko). The coconut cream, which is a lot thicker in consistency…

Mango-lime macarons

I’m taking a short break from my Asian-inspired macaron flavors series for a while, so I’m sharing here the recipe for what is turning out to be the second most popular flavor being ordered since I started my small business—mango-lime macarons. And no, I do not consider mango here as strictly Asian since it is…

Asian-inspired flavors: Kopi Luwak macarons

Finally, here’s number 5 of my Asian-inspired macaron flavors series: Kopi Luwak macarons with Kopi Luwak ganache. This one is inspired by this year’s trip to Bali, Indonesia. Besides the Ulun Danu temple (a.k.a. Bedugul temple) on Lake Bratan in Bedugul, the island is known for the very exclusive Kopi Luwak.   Pura Ulun Danu,…

Katta’s macarons & more

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