Puto bumbong and bibingka are on top of the list when it comes to Filipino delicacies we enjoy every Christmas. As an all-time Pinoy favorite, restaurants make these treats extra special as the holiday season approaches. Whether they’re cooked the old-fashioned way or with a twist, here’s a list of good places to stop by and start your holiday vibe with a heartwarming plate of puto bumbong and bibingka.
This hidden gem located at Westgate, Alabang, has made your typical puto bumbong extra special by giving it a decadent treatment. Imagine your favorite purple rice cake doused with an assortment of flavors: drizzled with butter and caramel syrup, the purple glutinous rice is then topped with buko jelly then finished off with a disc of toasted coconut bits. We promise, your commute to the south for this gourmet puto bumbong will be worth it!
Mondays to Sundays 11:00AM to 9:00PM
Fridays to Saturdays 11:00AM to 10:00PM
Lot C 701 – 704 Westgate Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Café Via Mare
Puto bumbong and bibingka have always been the treat Filipinos love during the holidays. Good thing Café Via Mare serves both of these traditional dishes as heartwarming desserts or for a festive merienda. Their puto bumbong is smooth and flavorful as it was cooked in an old-fashioned way, while their bibingka is topped with generous portions of kesong puti and salted egg slices or queso de bola plus shredded coconut meat on the side. For a heavier option, you can also enjoy their bibingka cassava served with thick coco cream custard.
Puto bumbong and bibingka are usually sold in small food stalls in the neighborhood or inside the church courtyard for those late night mass goers. Provenciano mimics those nostalgic memories by preparing their delicacies in a small nipa hut outside their restaurant for a unique merienda experience. The Filipino heirloom restaurant proudly cooks their puto bumbong and bibingka traditionally using hot charcoals over metallic pans for the bibingka and metal tube steamers for the puto bumbong. Their portions are on the generous side, which is perfect for sharing.
11:00AM to 10:00PM
110 Maginhawa Street, Teachers Village, Quezon City
(02) 922 2736
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If trying out different kinds of bibingka is your thing then have your fill of Manam’s assorted bibingka offerings. Let their Bibingkang Galapong of Salted Duck Egg, Bibingka de Leche, and Bibingkang Ube be the highlights of your holiday season. Enjoy each flavor that’s available in several serving sizes and pair it with their puto bumbong with muscovado butter.
Roast and Bibingka Stop
Where else can you get restaurant-level bibingka and puto bumbong on the go? Leave it to Roast along Katipunan Avenue Extension to prepare you these local delicacies quickly and deliciously from their ground floor cooking station, which you can easily pass by on your way to your destination. As if that’s not enough the owners also sell their signature pairing with Bibingka Stop, which you can catch in some of the city’s organized gourmet fairs. Perfect on cold holiday weather, these unique delicacies are best partnered with their in-house coffee brewed with Kalinga beans.
Mondays to Saturday
7:00AM to 11:00PM
Second Floor, Linear Building, 142 Katipunan Avenue Extension, Saint Ignatius Village, White Plains, Quezon City
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