April 29, 2009


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cassava bibingka

I have good news! I just learned that KULINARYA has been available for purchase here in the US. You can order the guidebook and other books by Filipino authors from this Filipino-owned mail order store:
Philippine Expressions Bookshop
2114 Trudie Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-2006
Tel. No (310)514-9139

I was told all the copies were sold out over the weekend but will be available very soon. Email Linda Nietes to reserve your copy.:-)Meanwhile, enjoy KULINARYA Cassava Bibingka
4 cups grated cassava
1½ cups coconut milk
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup evaporated milk or fresh whole milk
1 tablespoon soft butter
banana leaves, cut into 4½ inch pieces
twelve 3-inch tartlet molds (or 12-inch round pan)
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease banana leaves with soft butter and line molds snugly.
  • Combine cassava, eggs, coconut milk, evaporated milk, sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix well. Spoon mixture into the molds about ¾ full.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until set with the center still soft.
  • Prepare the topping while the bibingkas are baking.
3 egg yolks
½ cup sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups thick coconut milk (cream)

  • Combine the egg yolks, milk, butter, and vanilla extract. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture becomes thick. Add the coconut cream and continue to cook until thick.
  • Spread a thin layer of topping on top of the cakes. Return to the oven and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve hot.


What's Cookin Chicago said...

Yay! Thanks for the heads up! Lately I've caught the Philippines episodes of Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations and also Bizzare Foods w/Andrew Zimmern. Filipino cuisine certainly is due for some limelight!

LC said...

Thank you!!!

Ebie said...

Oh, I love this one, and I have everything in my pantry except for the banana leaves. I also have the mold from the Phils, maybe I can use it. You have a nice blog. I should subscribe. Thanks for sharing.

caninecologne said...

Thanks for the tip. Linda Nietes is a very nice lady - she's a great resource with her bookshop, one of the few in the u.s. besides arkipelago (in san fran) and PALH (Philippine American Literary House, run by author Cecilia Manguerra Brainard).

raissa said...

Oh wow! Thanks for the info. That is not so far from where I live. Yay!!

Oggi said...

Joelen, yes it's about time.:)

LC, you're welcome. It's too bad I only learned about it after the book festival in CA was over.

Ebie, parchment paper or large muffin liners will do. And visit often.:)

CC, I also have bookmarked PALH about 2 years ago. They used to sell Glenda Barretto's cookbook The Flavors of The Philippines in hardcover pa. I hope Linda Nietes's website will be up sooner to be able to browse for more Pinoy books.:)

Raissa, you're welcome.:)

linda_nietes@sbcglobal.net said...

Hi, Oggi. Thanks again for including our bookshop in your blog. We carry all books from Philippine publishers, including Kulinarya, of course. Since we could not update our website fast enough, interested parties can just email me directly at and will send a list on request. Also, our website is now up: www.philippineexpressionsbookshop.com
but still incomplete at this stage. Thanks to all for being so patient with our website. Again, the best way is to email me or call (310) 514-9139 if you have any query. Maraming salamat po ! .... Linda Nietes ....

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