Monday, December 20, 2010

Bibingka and Puto Bumbong is Already Around the Corner

Why is it that Bibingka sellers only do this during the Christmas season.
Thank God then for the Christmas season, not only was .we commemorate  the birth of our Lord Jesus and forever more realize the importance of the His birth, as our Savior, but we also enjoy the fun and excitement and the love that overflows through it.
When December comes, I would definitely look for bibingka sellers, were we see smoke going up the air at night and terra cota pots make-shifted to cookery.
I remember the first time I had my taste with the native delicacy, it was December, my sweet December.
When my boyfriend, that was when I was in HS, gave me one.   Funny, hahahaha, it was wrapped in newspapers, still warm when it was given, and I hardly know that I would look for it every December since then I just could not remember when it was given.

One of the tastiest we tried was at Kalayaan Ave, in Guadalupe, also a friend bought me one at Shell Magallanes, but it was replaced by Go nuts Doughnuts.

So what do we look for in a best Bibingka?  The dough has to be really smooth.   The baked bread should be soft, nicelt done inside, but not "sunog" outside.   Yes it is baked using charcoal on a pot and coaled pan to cover it.  I should not be too sweet nor bitter.   I have tried some which are a bit bitter.
Bibingkinitan, sells on malls all through out the year though, but it does not capture the one I tried the best...
at Mangan Restaurant, at MOA.   You can order Bibingka seperately at Mangan or have a Meryenda package for a mere P 115.00, which includes an ukuy, pancit, puto bumbong and bibingka.

Now we're on our ultimate search for the yummiest bibingka an puto bumbong in town, or even the whole country.


I would love to hear your thoughts on my post, care for a comment?