Through word of mouth & through referrals, the Dolores Kakanin emerged as the pioneer of delicious kakanin originated in Malabon City in northern Manila.
A brief history: during the early 1930s, Dolores Santos, together with her siblings, sold kakanin to their neighbors to sustain their's family needs. The products were a variety of native rice cakes - bibingkang galapong, kutsinta, maja blanca, biko – pinipig, malagkit, mung beans, & bibingkang tinapay (bread pudding).
The kakanin were sold along the streets of La Loma, Quezon City & also in the Malabon Central Market. The most popular of the native kakanin was the sapin-sapin, a disc-shaped rice cake composed of different colorful flavors. The cassava-based pichi-pichi topped with cheese or grated coconut were also bestsellers.
The sapin-sapin is a frequent feature in special occasions of Pinoys living here and abroad.
Among Dolor's popular products are:
- Akai-Akai (Botse with Mongo)
2. Bibingkang Malagkit
3. Cassava Cake
4. Halayang Ube
5. Kesong Puti
a. Sugar-free - MADE TO ORDER
7. Leche Flan
8. Macapuno Balls
9. Maja Blanca
a. With Cheese
b. Sugar-Free - MADE TO ORDER
13 Escanilla Street
Tel. 281.2739 and 282.9710
(beside the Immaculate Conception Church)
19 Governor Pascual Avenue
Tel. 283.5782 and 282.0071
(coming from Monumento, a little past Arellano University - on your left)
MOMMY'S MALABON PRIDE
Governor Pascual Avenue
Tel. 282.5355 and 281.2739
(coming from Monumento, a little past Arellano University - on your right)
From peddling snacks to their neighbors, Dolor and her family have created a legacy of native foods loved and cherished by Filipinos.