Tongue twisting and simply delicious - that's what Filipino food are known for. May it be for the local tongue or foreigners with finicky tastebuds, both will surely fall for the sweetness and oh-so-yummy Filipino rice cake!
Biko is a famous filipino rice cake cooked with rich coco cream and topped with 'latik'. It is usually cooked first by steaming the gutinous rice in water then, constantly stirring with coco cream, until the rice absorbs the cream and become thick. Then, sugar is added until the whole mixture is sweet.
Since rice is the staple food in the Philippines, 'Biko' is a menifestation of the Filipinos' creativity in cooking and love for food. Rice cakes such as biko are very famous treat prepared especially during occassions and gatherings, particularly in the provinces.
When you are in the Philippines - In any city of town, you won't find a hard time lookingfor thi such sweet rice treat and satisfy your cracings! Some biko's are sold per slices around very affordable price of P20.00 ( US$ 0.40).
Vegetables are sometimes used as flavors for Biko, which gives it a birght color. Biko with squash are mostly yellow-orange in color; those with yam are purple and those with Pandan are usually green! Whatever the flavor, the Biko will surely give pleasure to your tastebuds!