10 Favorite Filipino Desserts That We’re Craving For Right Now

Sometimes, no matter what new dish we try, we always crave for some good ol’ Pinoy comfort food. And who can say no to anything sweet? So to celebrate the Filipino spirit this August, the Baby and Breakfast team rounded up our top favorite classic desserts. Find out why we love em’ and where you can get them ASAP!

Baby and Breakfast: Tips and Trends 10 Favorite Filipino Desserts That We're Craving for Right Now

 

Leche flan A caramel custard dessert baked or steamed with a mixture eggs yolks, milk and sugar

Why we love it: Creamy, smooth, and sweet–we could eat this for days if you didn’t stop us!

Where to get it: Tina’s Homemade Leche Flan and Ube Halaya, Diliman Mahinhin St., U.P. Village, Diliman, Quezon City

 

Bibingka A rice cake made with flour, coconut milk, water

Why we love it: We love bibingka–especially when it’s served piping hot with extra salted egg and grated coconut!

Where to get it: Cafe Via Mare, Magsaysay Ave, Diliman, Quezon City

 

Halo-halo A shaved ice dessert with ingredients like evaporated milk, sweat beans, sago, gulaman, fruits, and ube

Why we love it: This is what we all crave on a hot day (which this country has a lot of!)–there’s nothing like shaved ice and the mix of sago, gulaman, ube, and more that helps keep us cool and happy!

Where to get it: Milky Way Cafe, 900 Antonio Arnaiz Ave, Makati City

 

Turon Sliced bananas rolled with spring roll wrappers and dusted with brown sugar

Why we love it: It’s sweet and fried–but hey, it has bananas, so that’s counted as healthy, right?

Where to get it: Neil’s Kitchen, Lot C 701 – 704 Westgate Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City

 

Sago't gulaman A drink with fruit juice or brown-sugar water flavored infused with tapioca pearls and gulaman cubes

Why we love it: Here’s another refreshing drink we love on a hot day! Whoever thought of combining sago, gulaman, and juice was a bona fide genius!

Where to get it: Luna J Filipino Cuisine, 309 Tomas Morato Ave, Diliman, Quezon City

 

Sapin-sapin A layered rice cake made from flour, coconut milk, and sugar. It is usually sprinkled with coconut flakes on top

Why we love it: It’s sticky, sweet, and colorful–everything we love in a good snack and/or dessert!

Where to get it: Dolor’s Kakanin, 19 Governor Pascual Avenue Concepcion, Malabon City

 

Puto Steamed sticky rice cake topped with cheese

Why we love it: Puto was the merienda staple of our childhood! Every party and family reunion wasn’t complete without this kakanin.

Where to get it: Aling Remy’s, 229 J. P. Rizal St, Marikina City

 

Kutsinta Steamed sticky rice cake with coconut shavings on top

Why we love it: Much like putokutsinta was very much present at our tables. If it wasn’t the first one to get finished, the grated coconut that went with it was!

Where to get it: Rocha’s Delicious Puto & Kutsinta, 12 E. Mendoza Street, Sto. Nino, Marikina City

 

Suman A rice cake often wrapped in banana leaves or leaves for steaming. This dessert is usually sprinkled with sugar or latik

Why we love it: There are so many kinds of suman, and so many ways to eat them! You can eat it alone, with tsokolatekeso, sugar, and more!

Where to get it: Tita Lyn’s Flavored Suman, Makati Rustan Supermarket, Stall 5 Powerplant Mall Rockwell Center, Makati City

 

Puto Bumbong Sticky glutinous purple rice cooked in bamboo

Why we love it: Ahhh, puto bumbong always reminds us of Christmas time and Noche Buena. We like ours best with LOTS of butter, sugar, and grated coconut on top!

Where to get it: Cafe Via Mare, Magsaysay Ave, Diliman, Quezon City

 

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