WATCH: Different Types of Pinoy Kakanin

Which one is your favorite?



Biko is a chewy and sweet rice cake. Top it with lots of toasted latik.

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This version of the all-time favorite Filipino snack or merienda has a delightful tangy twist!


Puto Bumbong

Puto bumbong is cooked in bamboo tubes and is usually served during the holidays. Enjoy it with freshly grated coconut, butter, and muscovado sugar.


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Puto Bumbong, the local treat made of glutinous rice, always signals the start of the holiday season.



This sticky rice treat is composed of flavored layers. It's best enjoyed with latik or grated coconut sprinkled on top.


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Each layer of this Filipino delicacy has a different flavor!



Suman is usually shaped and wrapped in a leaf such as banana leaves or palm leaves. You can enjoy suman with chocolate, coco jam, or serve it with mangoes.


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You can make the classic Filipino rice cake using your rice cooker!


Maja Blanca

This corn and coconut dessert is delicious when topped with latik or toasted coconut.


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This creamy and light Filipino favorite is easy to make!



Palitaw is a chewy rice cake usually coated with grated coconut and sesame seeds.


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This classic Filipino sweet rice cake is quick and easy to make for dessert or merienda.



These fluffy steamed cake is the ultimate Filipino snack. Add extra cheese on top when making these at home!

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Try this easy version of the classic Filipino cake for a delicious merienda.


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These Filipino native delicacies, or kakanin, usually show up on our kitchen tables for merienda or dessert. Learn how to make your favorites!

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Dig into the Philippines' most celebrated native delicacies.

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