bibingka

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noun bi·bing·ka \bē-ˈbiŋ-kə\

Definition of bibingka

  1. :  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 Murray, The Caprices, 2007; also :  a similar cake made with cassava flour … coffee and sweet-savory cassava cakes topped with cheese and butter, called bibingka … — Robyn Eckhardt, Saveur, December 2008

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Origin and Etymology of bibingka

borrowed from Tagalog


First Known Use: circa 1902


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