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When I went to my hometown of Santa Cruz, Laguna for a visit, I discovered a new delicacy that I think can rival buko pie as a prime "pasalubong" treat. This new product is Bibingka de Macapuno.
Bibingka de Macapuno is actually similar to the usual bibingka or rice cake but instead, it has macapuno as its filling. For those who are not familiar with macapuno, "macapuno is a Philippine variety of the coconut palm that does not contain water inside the coconut shell. The 'meat' of the coconut is a soft jelly-like substance that is used in popular Filipino sweets (coconut-info.com)."
For macapuno lovers, bibingka de macapuno is a real treat. However, for those who don't eat macapuno, you will not appreciate this "new" kind of bibngka. Our household is equally divided on this - three of us really like bibingka de macapuno but the other three prefer the bibingka of Pagsanjan.
If you would like to try Bibingka de Macapuno, its outlet is located at Bgy. San Juan, Santa Cruz, Laguna (along the bus stop for Manila-bound busses at Sambat). For your orders, contact these numbers: (049)810-3829; 09268886179