Christmas Special: 5 Best Bibingka To Try in Manila
It is known that Filipinos like to celebrate Christmas for as long and as early as possible. Since it is already BER months people expect to see Filipino Christmas delicacies such as bibingka. This special treat is usually made with rice cake made from glutinous rice, coconut milk, margarine, and sugar. Some people like it a bit special by adding salted egg, cheese, and coconut meat.
Already craving for the warm, buttery, sweet and savory rice cake? Here’s a list of some of the best bibingka and where to get them around the metro!
Timeless Bibingka: Ferino’s Bibingka
Ferino’s Bibingka has been selling their famous bibingka for the last 80 years. Husband and wife started their rice cake business back in 1938 in the street of Juan Luna, Tondo. Back then these rice cakes were only available during Christmas season but eventually, they decided to sell it all year round. Decades later, they still serve their timeless rice cake and have expanded their offerings with the likes of goto, pancit, palabok and more.
Ferino’s Bibingka Metro Manila branches:
- Landmark Alabang
- Unimart (Pasig City)
- NAIA Terminal 3
- Landmark Trinoma
- Shopwise Commonwealth
- Robinsons Magnolia
- Landmark Makati
- Cash and Carry (Makati City)
- Market Market
- Gateway Mall
Price per piece: P140 for Bibingka Extra Super, P130 Bibingka Super, P120 for Bibingka Special, P30 for Bibingcute
Journey Freaks’ note: Dine-in, take-out, delivery available (via GrabFood)
Unconventional Mini Bibingkas: Genaro’s Bibingka PH
Genaro’s Bibingka is a good example of where tradition meets innovation. This brand specializes in showcasing the traditional Filipino rice cake and added some finesse to it. Ube halaya flavor? Yes please! They can be found usually on weekend markets at selected malls. Want to taste their famous mini bibingkas? Check their Facebook page for the weekend market announcement or order them thru online.
• Classic salted egg
• Ube halaya
• Coco cream
• Salted crispy dilis
Price per piece: P30 for Classic salted egg, P38 for Ube halaya, Coco cream, Salted crispy dilis
Journey Freaks’ note: Take-out nook, Online ordering, Delivery available (via GrabFood)
The Sophisticated Bibingka: Cafe Astoria
Cafe Astoria of Astoria Plaza makes one of the best bibingka by upgrading the traditional taste of it. Muscovado sugar adds another level of taste and texture to the experience – perfect to have it with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate drink. They offer classic, ube and dulce de leche bibingkas – we’d say these three are equally good!
Price per piece: P165
Astoria Plaza: 15 J. Escriva Drive, Ortigas Business District, Pasig City
Journey Freaks’ tip: A tip from our insider told us that it is available in all Astoria properties.
Bibingka with Modern Twist: Le Sucre Lab
Le Sucre Lab is a Manila-based pastry shop that started a hype with gooey, chocolatey cakes. But this brand continued to innovate, and as a result they used one of the Filipino Christmas staple and turned it into cheesecake version. Get ready to sink your teeth into “silky milk cheesecake with organic salted duck egg topped with grated medium sink ycheddar cheese“.
Journey Freaks’ tip: Their bibingka cheesecake in rose gold tin can is a good gift option during Christmas season!
Le Sucre Lab Metro Manila branches:
- Main branch (2428 Tejeron St, Santa Ana, Manila)
- SM Megamall
- SM North EDSA
- Alabang Town Center
Price per piece: P685 for Bibingka Cheesecake
Journey Freaks’ note: Dine-in (depends on branch availability), take-out, delivery available (via GrabFood and Lalamove)
Family-favorite Bibingka: Provenciano Restaurant
Provenciano Restaurant is another must-try food spot along the gastronomically notorious food strip at Maginhawa Street, Quezon City. This restaurant serves Filipino dishes and luckily they didn’t miss on serving one of the most iconic Filipino snacks. Prepare to wow your palate with its buttery, moist, gooey middle and a generous serving of salted egg, coconut shavings, and muscovado sugar.
Price per piece: P150
Provenciano Restaurant address: 110 Maginhawa, Diliman, Lungsod Quezon City
Operation hours: Mondays to Fridays, 11:00AM – 11:00PM
Journey Freaks’ note: Dine-in, take-out available
Did we miss something? What’s your favorite bibingka in town? Let us know by commenting down below!
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