There’s a kakanin in Mindanao that is said to be a symbol of royalty. Dodol is very similar to the
What’s similar and familiar to this Maranao version are the ingredients: coconut milk or cream, sugar (palm sugar for authenticity if available), and ground rice flour. It’s all mixed together into a bowl and then cooked over a flame until thickened.
This is where it becomes a little different. Many kakanin recipes may stop here since the rice flour has done its job and created a mixture that is sticky, thick, and already delicious. For the
Dodol is traditionally served during special occasions, including Ramadan and weddings. This is also made in other Muslim countries in the region, such as Indonesia and Malaysia.
Just like other kakanin, there are different flavors one can add to make it even more special for the Maranao. Durian
It’s a fact that there are many dishes, delicacies, and even ingredients that we don’t know about, and that’s especially true for regional dishes. Local ingredients are essential in creating the flavor that’s needed for these local dishes, but it’s always good to know that there are ways to make it so even if we’re far from home, we can still make it