bibingka

noun bi·bing·ka \ bē-ˈbiŋ-kə \

Definition of bibingka

: a Philippine cake that is made with rice flour, water, and sometimes other ingredients (such as butter, sugar, cheese, or coconut) and that is traditionally cooked between banana leaves
  • Mrs. Garcia is cutting slices of bibingka for herself and for her cousin. Then she remembers Jose and cuts a piece for him, since it is his favorite sweet.
  • —Sabina MurrayThe Caprices2007
also : a similar cake made with cassava flour
  • … coffee and sweet-savory cassava cakes topped with cheese and butter, called bibingka
  • —Robyn EckhardtSaveurDecember 2008

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Origin and Etymology of bibingka

borrowed from Tagalog


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