January 01, 2017

Top 9 Best Bibingka Shops in the Philippines 2016

Filipinos reveal where they get their bibingka cravings satisfied!
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Filipinos love Christmas because we love celebrations and get-togethers with our loved ones. But aside from the people and the party, we also look forward to the seasonal foods that Christmas season brings. You know, that special lechon that your family loves to devour every Noche Buena, that Buko Salad that your mom prepares for Christmas, or that Queso de Bola that you love to eat with your sandwich. These favorites that are only served during the holiday season are what make Filipino Christmas all the more special.

But one particular Filipino delicacy tops all holiday food, and that is Bibingka. This hot rice cake topped with melted margarine and coconut shreds is the one that we look forward to early in December mornings. After simbang gabi, we usually get a quick fix of this sweet Christmas treat from our local vendors and have it as our instant breakfast. But what happens after the season is over and gone?

Since we know how much you love bibingka, Shoppersguide asked you our readers about your favorite shops for bibingka, even after the holiday season is over! Read our list below and satisfy your cravings immediately!


9. Alex III



best bibingka in the Philippines

Alex III’s affordable and tasty bibingka


To start our list is the Filipino favorite, Alex III. Alex III is not really a dessert-centered restaurant, but this over thirty-year-old business is a favorite among the locals for its authentic Filipino dishes including its desserts.

After you devour their best-sellers like chicken barbecue and pinakbet sa bagnet (vegetable stew with crispy pork), go ahead and finish your meal with their famous bibingka. Their version is much loved by the diners because it tastes like the classic bibingka that we know and love. And for a price of PhP119, you’ll definitely get your money’s worth.


8. Aboy's Restaurant and Bingkahan Sa Mohon



Aboy's Restaurant



best bibingka in the Philippines

Devour this bibingka topped with generous coconuts only at Aboy’s.


On our eight spot is Aboy’s restaurant all the way from Bacolod. Aboy’s started as a small eatery in Bacolod but has now grown to a full-pledged restaurant serving classic Filipino and Ilonggo dishes. Because of its popularity in the city, it has now become a tourist attraction; some even say that if you haven’t been to Aboy’s,you haven’t really been to Bacolod.

Aboy’s also became a go-to balikbayan stopover because of their fresh seafood that they serve a la dampa style—you choose the main ingredients and the type of cooking. But after the heavy meal comes their bibingka that has become popular among visitors because of its generous coconut shavings served fresh in a banana leaf. And for just PhP80, your cravings will be satisfied.


Bingkahan Sa Mohon



best bibingka in the Philippines

Enjoy a different bibingka at Bingkahan Sa Mohon. (Image: Flavours of Iloilo Facebook Page)


Another player on our top eight is Bingkahan Sa Mohon. Bingkahan is bibingka in Hiligaynon and Mohon (in Iloilo City) is the birthplace of this humble bingkahan. The family business started way back 50 years ago and still operates today to continue what Mrs. Felicidad C. Animas started. Their bibingkas gained popularity due to their traditional way of cooking and the heavy amount of coconut shreds. Instead of using it as a topping they cook the coconut shreds along with the bibingka mixture to create a different kind of texture and experience, bringing a smooth and rich taste to the palette.


7. Catabolic Cafe



best bibingka in the Philippines

Waffle and bibingka in one? It is true and can be found at Catabolic Café.


Down to our top seven is Catabolic Café located at Teacher’s Village in Quezon City. This stand-alone coffee shop is as hipster and as cozy as it gets with its quirky interiors and inventive menu. Despite being a newcomer, their refreshing take on classic favorites like chicken and waffles and kimchi (fermented Korean side dish) is what entices people to coming back.

But one of the emerging favorites in Catabolic Café is their Bibingka Waffles. Yep, bibingka served waffle style. They incorporated the flavors of bibingka and the fluffiness of a waffle giving us a heavenly breakfast. For PhP200 you’ll get two soft bibingka waffles topped with butter and shreds of coconut plus a sprinkle of brown sugar for a kick of sweetness.


6 Jaro Church Bibingka sa Dalan


On number six is not really a particular shop but rather a common area where you can find great bibingka. After an early morning duty to attend simbang gabi at Jaro Church, people will head straight to the street vendors to fill their stomachs with the hot and freshly made bibingkas.

One of the most notable vendors is RCJ Balasan Bibingka. Operated by husband and wife Reginald Sr. and Florenda Jaro, they created their own oven where they cook their creations of bibingka and directly sell them to the customers. Almost forty years later, people still line up to taste their product.




5. Bibingkinitan and Bacolod Public Plaza Bibingka



Bibingkinitan



best bibingka in the Philippines

Enjoy various versions of bibingka at Bibingkinitan


Halfway on our list is the Bibingkinitan. The store that was started in 2006 by entrepreneur Richard Sanz has now grown to having over 200 branches nationwide. Their mini-bibingka became popular to the Filipinos because of their affordability and availability; no need to wait for Christmas or dine in a posh restaurant just to get a quick fix of this local favorite.

Today, one visit at any Bibingkinitan kiosk and you will be treated with their various versions of bibingka. They have a very cheesy version called CheeseMax, they also have Macapuno Bibingka, Ube Bibingka, Pastillas Bibingka, and bibingka incorporated with fruits! And for just PhP50 you’ll get a perfect pair of hot bibingka and a cup of their barako coffee.


Bacolod Public Plaza Bibingka


Voter’s comment:
“Every Weekend, Fresh Natural Ingredients.. Nice to have after Mass” – Butch

Another entry to the fifth spot is the bibingka sold in Bacolod Public Plaza. Bacolod’s Public Plaza is not really a single store but one busy plaza because of its proximity to the Cathedral of San Sebastian. After church, families spend their time at Bacolod Public Plaza and share a quick bite of bibingka sold around the area.




4. Felymar's Special Bibingka



best bibingka in the Philippines

Craving for something traditional? Felymar’s Special Bibingka will surprise you!


Out of all our entries, Felymar’s Special Bibingka might be the humblest of them all. Located in Sta. Cruz, Manila, this small bibingka shop will fool you with their simple walls made of bamboos paired with plastic chairs and wooden tables. But despite the simplicity of it all, Felymar’s is considered one of the best in the metro and has a bunch of suki that frequents the place.

Their classic bibingka is still cooked in the traditional way using coals, clay pots, and banana leaves; hence the traditional flavor is maintained. People love the surprise egg inside that cooks along with the rice cake and the generous toppings of cheese and salted egg, if you opt for their special bibingka. Their special bibingka that starts at PhP45.00 is super friendly on the pocket; you won’t have any excuse not to try it.


3. Ferinos Bibingka


Voter’s comment:
“Best authentic Filipino flavors. Always fresh” – Randy J


best bibingka in the Philippines

Enjoy bibingka mixed with fresh eggs at Ferino’s.


Another long-timer in the bibingka business that enters our list is Ferino’s Bibingka that started way back in 1938. Husband and wife tandem Mang Ferino and Aling Tinay Francis initially started selling bibingka only during Christmas season. Fortunately, people kept coming back to their store leading the couple decided to expand the business. Although it was temporarily closed due to lack of proper management, in 1981 their son Alfredo decided to take over Ferino’s and continued their parents’ legacy.

Today, Ferino’s serves not just the usual churchgoers every December, but every person that can spot their stores in various malls in Manila. Their soft and moist bibingkas mixed with fresh eggs became a favorite among diners. They also have other varieties where they add white cheese and salted egg for a more special treat. Plus an entry price of PhP105 is not so bad.


2. Purple Yam



best bibingka in the Philippines

Purple Yam will be treating you with some gourmet bibingka. (Images: PurpleYamNYC website [L]; Credit to Amy Besa [R])


On our top two is Purple Yam in Malate. Purple Yam is originally located in New York, owned by husband and wife Amy Besa and Chef Romy Dorotan. The couple decided to bring their creation to their homeland but with a twist. They are giving their diners a ‘serious dining’ experience, because their restaurant located at Amy Besa’s ancestral home, is by reservation only and are only open on weekends.

Although their setup is a little bit intimidating, their food is worth the hassle. They gave their bibingka a fine dining version by using prime ingredients like Gouda and feta cheese. The result is a savory, fresh take on our favorite rice cake topped with the classic salted egg. You can experience their gourmet bibingka when you avail of their complete course meals that start at PhP1,500.


1. Café Via Mare


Voters’ comments:
“Perfected by time!!!” – DC Gonzales
“I love their bibingka! :)” – Nina


best bibingka in the Philippines

And the best bibingka in town belongs to… Café Via Mare!


And the best bibingka in town belongs to Café Via Mare. Café Via Mare has been established as one of the pioneers in the Filipino dining scene thanks to its forty years of experience. Today Café Via Mare’s bibingka is so popoular it’s almost synonymous to their name.

Today, whenever one craves for a bibingka, the first thing that always comes to mind is Café Via Mare’s. Their soft and chewy rice cake becomes yummier when topped with their Laguna cheese and Queso de Bola. If you are a little adventurous you can opt for their salted egg topping too! Their freshly made bibingka is served with melted butter and generous heaps of coconut shreds so you’re sure to be filled. A price of PhP115 to PhP175 is not bad at all if you are going to taste the best bibingka in town.


Results are based on the Best Bibingka Shops survey posted at the home page of ShoppersGuide.com.ph from December 20 to 27, 2016.

Click the store names to see their exact addresses and contact numbers.

Except otherwise indicated, images are from the official websites and Facebook pages of featured establishments.

Prices are subject to change without prior notice.


Also Read...

Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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January 01, 2017

Top 9 Best Bibingka Shops in the Philippines 2016

Filipinos reveal where they get their bibingka cravings satisfied!

Filipinos love Christmas because we love celebrations and get-togethers with our loved ones. But aside from the people and the party, we also look forward to the seasonal foods that Christmas season brings. You know, that special lechon that your family loves to devour every Noche Buena, that Buko Salad that your mom prepares for Christmas, or that Queso de Bola that you love to eat with your sandwich. These favorites that are only served during the holiday season are what make Filipino Christmas all the more special.

But one particular Filipino delicacy tops all holiday food, and that is Bibingka. This hot rice cake topped with melted margarine and coconut shreds is the one that we look forward to early in December mornings. After simbang gabi, we usually get a quick fix of this sweet Christmas treat from our local vendors and have it as our instant breakfast. But what happens after the season is over and gone?

Since we know how much you love bibingka, Shoppersguide asked you our readers about your favorite shops for bibingka, even after the holiday season is over! Read our list below and satisfy your cravings immediately!


9. Alex III



best bibingka in the Philippines

Alex III’s affordable and tasty bibingka


To start our list is the Filipino favorite, Alex III. Alex III is not really a dessert-centered restaurant, but this over thirty-year-old business is a favorite among the locals for its authentic Filipino dishes including its desserts.

After you devour their best-sellers like chicken barbecue and pinakbet sa bagnet (vegetable stew with crispy pork), go ahead and finish your meal with their famous bibingka. Their version is much loved by the diners because it tastes like the classic bibingka that we know and love. And for a price of PhP119, you’ll definitely get your money’s worth.


8. Aboy's Restaurant and Bingkahan Sa Mohon



Aboy's Restaurant



best bibingka in the Philippines

Devour this bibingka topped with generous coconuts only at Aboy’s.


On our eight spot is Aboy’s restaurant all the way from Bacolod. Aboy’s started as a small eatery in Bacolod but has now grown to a full-pledged restaurant serving classic Filipino and Ilonggo dishes. Because of its popularity in the city, it has now become a tourist attraction; some even say that if you haven’t been to Aboy’s,you haven’t really been to Bacolod.

Aboy’s also became a go-to balikbayan stopover because of their fresh seafood that they serve a la dampa style—you choose the main ingredients and the type of cooking. But after the heavy meal comes their bibingka that has become popular among visitors because of its generous coconut shavings served fresh in a banana leaf. And for just PhP80, your cravings will be satisfied.


Bingkahan Sa Mohon



best bibingka in the Philippines

Enjoy a different bibingka at Bingkahan Sa Mohon. (Image: Flavours of Iloilo Facebook Page)


Another player on our top eight is Bingkahan Sa Mohon. Bingkahan is bibingka in Hiligaynon and Mohon (in Iloilo City) is the birthplace of this humble bingkahan. The family business started way back 50 years ago and still operates today to continue what Mrs. Felicidad C. Animas started. Their bibingkas gained popularity due to their traditional way of cooking and the heavy amount of coconut shreds. Instead of using it as a topping they cook the coconut shreds along with the bibingka mixture to create a different kind of texture and experience, bringing a smooth and rich taste to the palette.


7. Catabolic Cafe



best bibingka in the Philippines

Waffle and bibingka in one? It is true and can be found at Catabolic Café.


Down to our top seven is Catabolic Café located at Teacher’s Village in Quezon City. This stand-alone coffee shop is as hipster and as cozy as it gets with its quirky interiors and inventive menu. Despite being a newcomer, their refreshing take on classic favorites like chicken and waffles and kimchi (fermented Korean side dish) is what entices people to coming back.

But one of the emerging favorites in Catabolic Café is their Bibingka Waffles. Yep, bibingka served waffle style. They incorporated the flavors of bibingka and the fluffiness of a waffle giving us a heavenly breakfast. For PhP200 you’ll get two soft bibingka waffles topped with butter and shreds of coconut plus a sprinkle of brown sugar for a kick of sweetness.


6 Jaro Church Bibingka sa Dalan


On number six is not really a particular shop but rather a common area where you can find great bibingka. After an early morning duty to attend simbang gabi at Jaro Church, people will head straight to the street vendors to fill their stomachs with the hot and freshly made bibingkas.

One of the most notable vendors is RCJ Balasan Bibingka. Operated by husband and wife Reginald Sr. and Florenda Jaro, they created their own oven where they cook their creations of bibingka and directly sell them to the customers. Almost forty years later, people still line up to taste their product.




5. Bibingkinitan and Bacolod Public Plaza Bibingka



Bibingkinitan



best bibingka in the Philippines

Enjoy various versions of bibingka at Bibingkinitan


Halfway on our list is the Bibingkinitan. The store that was started in 2006 by entrepreneur Richard Sanz has now grown to having over 200 branches nationwide. Their mini-bibingka became popular to the Filipinos because of their affordability and availability; no need to wait for Christmas or dine in a posh restaurant just to get a quick fix of this local favorite.

Today, one visit at any Bibingkinitan kiosk and you will be treated with their various versions of bibingka. They have a very cheesy version called CheeseMax, they also have Macapuno Bibingka, Ube Bibingka, Pastillas Bibingka, and bibingka incorporated with fruits! And for just PhP50 you’ll get a perfect pair of hot bibingka and a cup of their barako coffee.


Bacolod Public Plaza Bibingka


Voter’s comment:
“Every Weekend, Fresh Natural Ingredients.. Nice to have after Mass” – Butch

Another entry to the fifth spot is the bibingka sold in Bacolod Public Plaza. Bacolod’s Public Plaza is not really a single store but one busy plaza because of its proximity to the Cathedral of San Sebastian. After church, families spend their time at Bacolod Public Plaza and share a quick bite of bibingka sold around the area.




4. Felymar's Special Bibingka



best bibingka in the Philippines

Craving for something traditional? Felymar’s Special Bibingka will surprise you!


Out of all our entries, Felymar’s Special Bibingka might be the humblest of them all. Located in Sta. Cruz, Manila, this small bibingka shop will fool you with their simple walls made of bamboos paired with plastic chairs and wooden tables. But despite the simplicity of it all, Felymar’s is considered one of the best in the metro and has a bunch of suki that frequents the place.

Their classic bibingka is still cooked in the traditional way using coals, clay pots, and banana leaves; hence the traditional flavor is maintained. People love the surprise egg inside that cooks along with the rice cake and the generous toppings of cheese and salted egg, if you opt for their special bibingka. Their special bibingka that starts at PhP45.00 is super friendly on the pocket; you won’t have any excuse not to try it.


3. Ferinos Bibingka


Voter’s comment:
“Best authentic Filipino flavors. Always fresh” – Randy J


best bibingka in the Philippines

Enjoy bibingka mixed with fresh eggs at Ferino’s.


Another long-timer in the bibingka business that enters our list is Ferino’s Bibingka that started way back in 1938. Husband and wife tandem Mang Ferino and Aling Tinay Francis initially started selling bibingka only during Christmas season. Fortunately, people kept coming back to their store leading the couple decided to expand the business. Although it was temporarily closed due to lack of proper management, in 1981 their son Alfredo decided to take over Ferino’s and continued their parents’ legacy.

Today, Ferino’s serves not just the usual churchgoers every December, but every person that can spot their stores in various malls in Manila. Their soft and moist bibingkas mixed with fresh eggs became a favorite among diners. They also have other varieties where they add white cheese and salted egg for a more special treat. Plus an entry price of PhP105 is not so bad.


2. Purple Yam



best bibingka in the Philippines

Purple Yam will be treating you with some gourmet bibingka. (Images: PurpleYamNYC website [L]; Credit to Amy Besa [R])


On our top two is Purple Yam in Malate. Purple Yam is originally located in New York, owned by husband and wife Amy Besa and Chef Romy Dorotan. The couple decided to bring their creation to their homeland but with a twist. They are giving their diners a ‘serious dining’ experience, because their restaurant located at Amy Besa’s ancestral home, is by reservation only and are only open on weekends.

Although their setup is a little bit intimidating, their food is worth the hassle. They gave their bibingka a fine dining version by using prime ingredients like Gouda and feta cheese. The result is a savory, fresh take on our favorite rice cake topped with the classic salted egg. You can experience their gourmet bibingka when you avail of their complete course meals that start at PhP1,500.


1. Café Via Mare


Voters’ comments:
“Perfected by time!!!” – DC Gonzales
“I love their bibingka! :)” – Nina


best bibingka in the Philippines

And the best bibingka in town belongs to… Café Via Mare!


And the best bibingka in town belongs to Café Via Mare. Café Via Mare has been established as one of the pioneers in the Filipino dining scene thanks to its forty years of experience. Today Café Via Mare’s bibingka is so popoular it’s almost synonymous to their name.

Today, whenever one craves for a bibingka, the first thing that always comes to mind is Café Via Mare’s. Their soft and chewy rice cake becomes yummier when topped with their Laguna cheese and Queso de Bola. If you are a little adventurous you can opt for their salted egg topping too! Their freshly made bibingka is served with melted butter and generous heaps of coconut shreds so you’re sure to be filled. A price of PhP115 to PhP175 is not bad at all if you are going to taste the best bibingka in town.


Results are based on the Best Bibingka Shops survey posted at the home page of ShoppersGuide.com.ph from December 20 to 27, 2016.

Click the store names to see their exact addresses and contact numbers.

Except otherwise indicated, images are from the official websites and Facebook pages of featured establishments.

Prices are subject to change without prior notice.


Also Read...

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Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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January 01, 2017

Top 9 Best Bibingka Shops in the Philippines 2016

Filipinos reveal where they get their bibingka cravings satisfied!
SHARE this ARTICLE
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Filipinos love Christmas because we love celebrations and get-togethers with our loved ones. But aside from the people and the party, we also look forward to the seasonal foods that Christmas season brings. You know, that special lechon that your family loves to devour every Noche Buena, that Buko Salad that your mom prepares for Christmas, or that Queso de Bola that you love to eat with your sandwich. These favorites that are only served during the holiday season are what make Filipino Christmas all the more special.

But one particular Filipino delicacy tops all holiday food, and that is Bibingka. This hot rice cake topped with melted margarine and coconut shreds is the one that we look forward to early in December mornings. After simbang gabi, we usually get a quick fix of this sweet Christmas treat from our local vendors and have it as our instant breakfast. But what happens after the season is over and gone?

Since we know how much you love bibingka, Shoppersguide asked you our readers about your favorite shops for bibingka, even after the holiday season is over! Read our list below and satisfy your cravings immediately!


9. Alex III



best bibingka in the Philippines

Alex III’s affordable and tasty bibingka


To start our list is the Filipino favorite, Alex III. Alex III is not really a dessert-centered restaurant, but this over thirty-year-old business is a favorite among the locals for its authentic Filipino dishes including its desserts.

After you devour their best-sellers like chicken barbecue and pinakbet sa bagnet (vegetable stew with crispy pork), go ahead and finish your meal with their famous bibingka. Their version is much loved by the diners because it tastes like the classic bibingka that we know and love. And for a price of PhP119, you’ll definitely get your money’s worth.


8. Aboy's Restaurant and Bingkahan Sa Mohon



Aboy's Restaurant



best bibingka in the Philippines

Devour this bibingka topped with generous coconuts only at Aboy’s.


On our eight spot is Aboy’s restaurant all the way from Bacolod. Aboy’s started as a small eatery in Bacolod but has now grown to a full-pledged restaurant serving classic Filipino and Ilonggo dishes. Because of its popularity in the city, it has now become a tourist attraction; some even say that if you haven’t been to Aboy’s,you haven’t really been to Bacolod.

Aboy’s also became a go-to balikbayan stopover because of their fresh seafood that they serve a la dampa style—you choose the main ingredients and the type of cooking. But after the heavy meal comes their bibingka that has become popular among visitors because of its generous coconut shavings served fresh in a banana leaf. And for just PhP80, your cravings will be satisfied.


Bingkahan Sa Mohon



best bibingka in the Philippines

Enjoy a different bibingka at Bingkahan Sa Mohon. (Image: Flavours of Iloilo Facebook Page)


Another player on our top eight is Bingkahan Sa Mohon. Bingkahan is bibingka in Hiligaynon and Mohon (in Iloilo City) is the birthplace of this humble bingkahan. The family business started way back 50 years ago and still operates today to continue what Mrs. Felicidad C. Animas started. Their bibingkas gained popularity due to their traditional way of cooking and the heavy amount of coconut shreds. Instead of using it as a topping they cook the coconut shreds along with the bibingka mixture to create a different kind of texture and experience, bringing a smooth and rich taste to the palette.


7. Catabolic Cafe



best bibingka in the Philippines

Waffle and bibingka in one? It is true and can be found at Catabolic Café.


Down to our top seven is Catabolic Café located at Teacher’s Village in Quezon City. This stand-alone coffee shop is as hipster and as cozy as it gets with its quirky interiors and inventive menu. Despite being a newcomer, their refreshing take on classic favorites like chicken and waffles and kimchi (fermented Korean side dish) is what entices people to coming back.

But one of the emerging favorites in Catabolic Café is their Bibingka Waffles. Yep, bibingka served waffle style. They incorporated the flavors of bibingka and the fluffiness of a waffle giving us a heavenly breakfast. For PhP200 you’ll get two soft bibingka waffles topped with butter and shreds of coconut plus a sprinkle of brown sugar for a kick of sweetness.


6 Jaro Church Bibingka sa Dalan


On number six is not really a particular shop but rather a common area where you can find great bibingka. After an early morning duty to attend simbang gabi at Jaro Church, people will head straight to the street vendors to fill their stomachs with the hot and freshly made bibingkas.

One of the most notable vendors is RCJ Balasan Bibingka. Operated by husband and wife Reginald Sr. and Florenda Jaro, they created their own oven where they cook their creations of bibingka and directly sell them to the customers. Almost forty years later, people still line up to taste their product.




5. Bibingkinitan and Bacolod Public Plaza Bibingka



Bibingkinitan



best bibingka in the Philippines

Enjoy various versions of bibingka at Bibingkinitan


Halfway on our list is the Bibingkinitan. The store that was started in 2006 by entrepreneur Richard Sanz has now grown to having over 200 branches nationwide. Their mini-bibingka became popular to the Filipinos because of their affordability and availability; no need to wait for Christmas or dine in a posh restaurant just to get a quick fix of this local favorite.

Today, one visit at any Bibingkinitan kiosk and you will be treated with their various versions of bibingka. They have a very cheesy version called CheeseMax, they also have Macapuno Bibingka, Ube Bibingka, Pastillas Bibingka, and bibingka incorporated with fruits! And for just PhP50 you’ll get a perfect pair of hot bibingka and a cup of their barako coffee.


Bacolod Public Plaza Bibingka


Voter’s comment:
“Every Weekend, Fresh Natural Ingredients.. Nice to have after Mass” – Butch

Another entry to the fifth spot is the bibingka sold in Bacolod Public Plaza. Bacolod’s Public Plaza is not really a single store but one busy plaza because of its proximity to the Cathedral of San Sebastian. After church, families spend their time at Bacolod Public Plaza and share a quick bite of bibingka sold around the area.




4. Felymar's Special Bibingka



best bibingka in the Philippines

Craving for something traditional? Felymar’s Special Bibingka will surprise you!


Out of all our entries, Felymar’s Special Bibingka might be the humblest of them all. Located in Sta. Cruz, Manila, this small bibingka shop will fool you with their simple walls made of bamboos paired with plastic chairs and wooden tables. But despite the simplicity of it all, Felymar’s is considered one of the best in the metro and has a bunch of suki that frequents the place.

Their classic bibingka is still cooked in the traditional way using coals, clay pots, and banana leaves; hence the traditional flavor is maintained. People love the surprise egg inside that cooks along with the rice cake and the generous toppings of cheese and salted egg, if you opt for their special bibingka. Their special bibingka that starts at PhP45.00 is super friendly on the pocket; you won’t have any excuse not to try it.


3. Ferinos Bibingka


Voter’s comment:
“Best authentic Filipino flavors. Always fresh” – Randy J


best bibingka in the Philippines

Enjoy bibingka mixed with fresh eggs at Ferino’s.


Another long-timer in the bibingka business that enters our list is Ferino’s Bibingka that started way back in 1938. Husband and wife tandem Mang Ferino and Aling Tinay Francis initially started selling bibingka only during Christmas season. Fortunately, people kept coming back to their store leading the couple decided to expand the business. Although it was temporarily closed due to lack of proper management, in 1981 their son Alfredo decided to take over Ferino’s and continued their parents’ legacy.

Today, Ferino’s serves not just the usual churchgoers every December, but every person that can spot their stores in various malls in Manila. Their soft and moist bibingkas mixed with fresh eggs became a favorite among diners. They also have other varieties where they add white cheese and salted egg for a more special treat. Plus an entry price of PhP105 is not so bad.


2. Purple Yam



best bibingka in the Philippines

Purple Yam will be treating you with some gourmet bibingka. (Images: PurpleYamNYC website [L]; Credit to Amy Besa [R])


On our top two is Purple Yam in Malate. Purple Yam is originally located in New York, owned by husband and wife Amy Besa and Chef Romy Dorotan. The couple decided to bring their creation to their homeland but with a twist. They are giving their diners a ‘serious dining’ experience, because their restaurant located at Amy Besa’s ancestral home, is by reservation only and are only open on weekends.

Although their setup is a little bit intimidating, their food is worth the hassle. They gave their bibingka a fine dining version by using prime ingredients like Gouda and feta cheese. The result is a savory, fresh take on our favorite rice cake topped with the classic salted egg. You can experience their gourmet bibingka when you avail of their complete course meals that start at PhP1,500.


1. Café Via Mare


Voters’ comments:
“Perfected by time!!!” – DC Gonzales
“I love their bibingka! :)” – Nina


best bibingka in the Philippines

And the best bibingka in town belongs to… Café Via Mare!


And the best bibingka in town belongs to Café Via Mare. Café Via Mare has been established as one of the pioneers in the Filipino dining scene thanks to its forty years of experience. Today Café Via Mare’s bibingka is so popoular it’s almost synonymous to their name.

Today, whenever one craves for a bibingka, the first thing that always comes to mind is Café Via Mare’s. Their soft and chewy rice cake becomes yummier when topped with their Laguna cheese and Queso de Bola. If you are a little adventurous you can opt for their salted egg topping too! Their freshly made bibingka is served with melted butter and generous heaps of coconut shreds so you’re sure to be filled. A price of PhP115 to PhP175 is not bad at all if you are going to taste the best bibingka in town.


Results are based on the Best Bibingka Shops survey posted at the home page of ShoppersGuide.com.ph from December 20 to 27, 2016.

Click the store names to see their exact addresses and contact numbers.

Except otherwise indicated, images are from the official websites and Facebook pages of featured establishments.

Prices are subject to change without prior notice.


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Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

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January 01, 2017

Top 9 Best Bibingka Shops in the Philippines 2016

Filipinos reveal where they get their bibingka cravings satisfied!

Filipinos love Christmas because we love celebrations and get-togethers with our loved ones. But aside from the people and the party, we also look forward to the seasonal foods that Christmas season brings. You know, that special lechon that your family loves to devour every Noche Buena, that Buko Salad that your mom prepares for Christmas, or that Queso de Bola that you love to eat with your sandwich. These favorites that are only served during the holiday season are what make Filipino Christmas all the more special.

But one particular Filipino delicacy tops all holiday food, and that is Bibingka. This hot rice cake topped with melted margarine and coconut shreds is the one that we look forward to early in December mornings. After simbang gabi, we usually get a quick fix of this sweet Christmas treat from our local vendors and have it as our instant breakfast. But what happens after the season is over and gone?

Since we know how much you love bibingka, Shoppersguide asked you our readers about your favorite shops for bibingka, even after the holiday season is over! Read our list below and satisfy your cravings immediately!


9. Alex III



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Alex III’s affordable and tasty bibingka


To start our list is the Filipino favorite, Alex III. Alex III is not really a dessert-centered restaurant, but this over thirty-year-old business is a favorite among the locals for its authentic Filipino dishes including its desserts.

After you devour their best-sellers like chicken barbecue and pinakbet sa bagnet (vegetable stew with crispy pork), go ahead and finish your meal with their famous bibingka. Their version is much loved by the diners because it tastes like the classic bibingka that we know and love. And for a price of PhP119, you’ll definitely get your money’s worth.


8. Aboy's Restaurant and Bingkahan Sa Mohon



Aboy's Restaurant



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Devour this bibingka topped with generous coconuts only at Aboy’s.


On our eight spot is Aboy’s restaurant all the way from Bacolod. Aboy’s started as a small eatery in Bacolod but has now grown to a full-pledged restaurant serving classic Filipino and Ilonggo dishes. Because of its popularity in the city, it has now become a tourist attraction; some even say that if you haven’t been to Aboy’s,you haven’t really been to Bacolod.

Aboy’s also became a go-to balikbayan stopover because of their fresh seafood that they serve a la dampa style—you choose the main ingredients and the type of cooking. But after the heavy meal comes their bibingka that has become popular among visitors because of its generous coconut shavings served fresh in a banana leaf. And for just PhP80, your cravings will be satisfied.


Bingkahan Sa Mohon



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Enjoy a different bibingka at Bingkahan Sa Mohon. (Image: Flavours of Iloilo Facebook Page)


Another player on our top eight is Bingkahan Sa Mohon. Bingkahan is bibingka in Hiligaynon and Mohon (in Iloilo City) is the birthplace of this humble bingkahan. The family business started way back 50 years ago and still operates today to continue what Mrs. Felicidad C. Animas started. Their bibingkas gained popularity due to their traditional way of cooking and the heavy amount of coconut shreds. Instead of using it as a topping they cook the coconut shreds along with the bibingka mixture to create a different kind of texture and experience, bringing a smooth and rich taste to the palette.


7. Catabolic Cafe



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Waffle and bibingka in one? It is true and can be found at Catabolic Café.


Down to our top seven is Catabolic Café located at Teacher’s Village in Quezon City. This stand-alone coffee shop is as hipster and as cozy as it gets with its quirky interiors and inventive menu. Despite being a newcomer, their refreshing take on classic favorites like chicken and waffles and kimchi (fermented Korean side dish) is what entices people to coming back.

But one of the emerging favorites in Catabolic Café is their Bibingka Waffles. Yep, bibingka served waffle style. They incorporated the flavors of bibingka and the fluffiness of a waffle giving us a heavenly breakfast. For PhP200 you’ll get two soft bibingka waffles topped with butter and shreds of coconut plus a sprinkle of brown sugar for a kick of sweetness.


6 Jaro Church Bibingka sa Dalan


On number six is not really a particular shop but rather a common area where you can find great bibingka. After an early morning duty to attend simbang gabi at Jaro Church, people will head straight to the street vendors to fill their stomachs with the hot and freshly made bibingkas.

One of the most notable vendors is RCJ Balasan Bibingka. Operated by husband and wife Reginald Sr. and Florenda Jaro, they created their own oven where they cook their creations of bibingka and directly sell them to the customers. Almost forty years later, people still line up to taste their product.




5. Bibingkinitan and Bacolod Public Plaza Bibingka



Bibingkinitan



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Enjoy various versions of bibingka at Bibingkinitan


Halfway on our list is the Bibingkinitan. The store that was started in 2006 by entrepreneur Richard Sanz has now grown to having over 200 branches nationwide. Their mini-bibingka became popular to the Filipinos because of their affordability and availability; no need to wait for Christmas or dine in a posh restaurant just to get a quick fix of this local favorite.

Today, one visit at any Bibingkinitan kiosk and you will be treated with their various versions of bibingka. They have a very cheesy version called CheeseMax, they also have Macapuno Bibingka, Ube Bibingka, Pastillas Bibingka, and bibingka incorporated with fruits! And for just PhP50 you’ll get a perfect pair of hot bibingka and a cup of their barako coffee.


Bacolod Public Plaza Bibingka


Voter’s comment:
“Every Weekend, Fresh Natural Ingredients.. Nice to have after Mass” – Butch

Another entry to the fifth spot is the bibingka sold in Bacolod Public Plaza. Bacolod’s Public Plaza is not really a single store but one busy plaza because of its proximity to the Cathedral of San Sebastian. After church, families spend their time at Bacolod Public Plaza and share a quick bite of bibingka sold around the area.




4. Felymar's Special Bibingka



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Craving for something traditional? Felymar’s Special Bibingka will surprise you!


Out of all our entries, Felymar’s Special Bibingka might be the humblest of them all. Located in Sta. Cruz, Manila, this small bibingka shop will fool you with their simple walls made of bamboos paired with plastic chairs and wooden tables. But despite the simplicity of it all, Felymar’s is considered one of the best in the metro and has a bunch of suki that frequents the place.

Their classic bibingka is still cooked in the traditional way using coals, clay pots, and banana leaves; hence the traditional flavor is maintained. People love the surprise egg inside that cooks along with the rice cake and the generous toppings of cheese and salted egg, if you opt for their special bibingka. Their special bibingka that starts at PhP45.00 is super friendly on the pocket; you won’t have any excuse not to try it.


3. Ferinos Bibingka


Voter’s comment:
“Best authentic Filipino flavors. Always fresh” – Randy J


best bibingka in the Philippines

Enjoy bibingka mixed with fresh eggs at Ferino’s.


Another long-timer in the bibingka business that enters our list is Ferino’s Bibingka that started way back in 1938. Husband and wife tandem Mang Ferino and Aling Tinay Francis initially started selling bibingka only during Christmas season. Fortunately, people kept coming back to their store leading the couple decided to expand the business. Although it was temporarily closed due to lack of proper management, in 1981 their son Alfredo decided to take over Ferino’s and continued their parents’ legacy.

Today, Ferino’s serves not just the usual churchgoers every December, but every person that can spot their stores in various malls in Manila. Their soft and moist bibingkas mixed with fresh eggs became a favorite among diners. They also have other varieties where they add white cheese and salted egg for a more special treat. Plus an entry price of PhP105 is not so bad.


2. Purple Yam



best bibingka in the Philippines

Purple Yam will be treating you with some gourmet bibingka. (Images: PurpleYamNYC website [L]; Credit to Amy Besa [R])


On our top two is Purple Yam in Malate. Purple Yam is originally located in New York, owned by husband and wife Amy Besa and Chef Romy Dorotan. The couple decided to bring their creation to their homeland but with a twist. They are giving their diners a ‘serious dining’ experience, because their restaurant located at Amy Besa’s ancestral home, is by reservation only and are only open on weekends.

Although their setup is a little bit intimidating, their food is worth the hassle. They gave their bibingka a fine dining version by using prime ingredients like Gouda and feta cheese. The result is a savory, fresh take on our favorite rice cake topped with the classic salted egg. You can experience their gourmet bibingka when you avail of their complete course meals that start at PhP1,500.


1. Café Via Mare


Voters’ comments:
“Perfected by time!!!” – DC Gonzales
“I love their bibingka! :)” – Nina


best bibingka in the Philippines

And the best bibingka in town belongs to… Café Via Mare!


And the best bibingka in town belongs to Café Via Mare. Café Via Mare has been established as one of the pioneers in the Filipino dining scene thanks to its forty years of experience. Today Café Via Mare’s bibingka is so popoular it’s almost synonymous to their name.

Today, whenever one craves for a bibingka, the first thing that always comes to mind is Café Via Mare’s. Their soft and chewy rice cake becomes yummier when topped with their Laguna cheese and Queso de Bola. If you are a little adventurous you can opt for their salted egg topping too! Their freshly made bibingka is served with melted butter and generous heaps of coconut shreds so you’re sure to be filled. A price of PhP115 to PhP175 is not bad at all if you are going to taste the best bibingka in town.


Results are based on the Best Bibingka Shops survey posted at the home page of ShoppersGuide.com.ph from December 20 to 27, 2016.

Click the store names to see their exact addresses and contact numbers.

Except otherwise indicated, images are from the official websites and Facebook pages of featured establishments.

Prices are subject to change without prior notice.


Also Read...

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Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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