I came back a few days ago from a one week stay with cousins in Bacolod and brought back a large box full of goodies. In my opinion, Bacolod has some of the best food in the country. On this trip I tried original variations on local dishes. The bibinka from Sweet Greens Garden Cafe on 9th and Lacson Streets was amazing. Made by leaving the dough out to be naturally yeasted and cooked with the addition of makapuno instead of cheese. As I understand it, this bibinka is done the old way before commercial yeast or cheese was available, imparting the bibinka with another flavor dimension I can’t quite describe. I placed it in the oven to be heated before eating it for breakfast this morning.
Bibingka for Breakfast June 30, 2006