bi·​bing·​ka | \ bē-ˈbiŋ-kə How to pronounce bibingka (audio) \

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 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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First Known Use of bibingka

circa 1902, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bibingka

borrowed from Tagalog

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“Bibingka.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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