WATCH: Our Best Kakanin Recipes

These kakanin recipes are easy to make at home! Merienda, anyone?

Pinoy kakanin, or native delicacies, are a staple food find in many outdoor markets or streetside buys. Make your favorites in your own kitchen with these step-by-step kakanin recipes. They are much easier to make than you think! 

 

1  Biko

Biko is simple: sticky rice, coconut milk, brown sugar, and calamansi rind (for a tangy hit!). Top it with lots of toasty latik.

 

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2  Puto

Everyone's favorite fluffy steamed cake is the ultimate Filipino snack. The best perk of making it at home? You can load on some extra cheese on top! 

 

 

3  Suman

Our tip for making suman extra special? Flavor it with chocolate or coco jam, or serve with mangoes. 

 

 

4  Maja Blanca

Let your maja blanca set overnight and serve it cold for a refreshing afternoon treat. 

 

 

5  Palitaw

Serve this chewy rice cake with generous servings of fresh grated coconut and a sprinkle of sugar and sesame seeds. 

 

 

 

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