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)…

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…

Nutella fudgesicles

Sorry, no cupcake recipe this time around 😅 Summer—proper summer—finally came here in Trondheim, so to celebrate the occasion, I thought of making something more appropriate: POPSICLES! 😎 My daughter and I both love Nutella, so when I came across this recipe for Nutella fudgesicles (fudge popsicles) at Pinterest I knew I just had to try my hands at…

Tocino—simple but good

I was always a picky eater while I was growing up. In fact, one of my Mom’s constant frustration then was finding food I actually like eating… One of those dishes that made it to my very short list of favorites at that time was tocino. Tocino is a sweet cured meat dish that is traditionally…

Lumpiang Shanghai

Yesterday was the annual Summerfest at the daycare my little daughter goes to. As was the custom, each child’s parents were asked to bring food that will be shared with the other attendees—potluck, in short. Since we were notified beforehand that we are not allowed to bring cakes (gasp! 😱), I thought of bringing a dish…

Maja mais: first attempt

Yesterday I made my first attempt at making maja mais, one of the Philippines’ traditional desserts. I was inspired by my daughter—I need to wean her from eating too much ice cream and chocolate pudding. Since she loves corn, I thought maja mais is a logical alternative. I remember this dessert from when my aunt made…