In this post, I will list down authentic Filipino Christmas foods that can be seen and found at the sidewalks. Although, these foods can be cook and sell anytime of the year, it was always at the month of December that they can be seen lined up at the sidewalks. It is like more of a traditional Xmas foods or something, nevertheless, these foods also represent the spirit of Filipino Christmas celebration.
Typically, Christmas can be seen with the colors of red and green. But, to us, Filipinos, Christmas is somewhat associated with the colors of of lilac and yellow. Why? because Christmas heralds the season of the puto bumbong and bibingka.
Puto bumbong is considered a delicacy and a part of Philippines Christmas atmosphere that has a unique preparation.
Bibingka is very popular delicacy here in the Philippines. Typically, rice flour is used in preparation of Bibingka. Before being served, butter or margarine is spread and sugar is sprinkled over the bibingka. It is typically served with grated coconut.
Suman is a rice cake made from glutinous rice cooked in coconut milk, and often steamed in banana leaves. It is served wrapped in buli or buri palm (Corypha) leaves and usually eaten sprinkled with sugar. Suman do have many kinds or varieties and all of them are being sell at the sidewalks during Christmas season.
We now have the foods and as far as drinks are concerned, the most common type of drinks partnered with above listed delicacy are “tsokolate” and “salabat“. Although coffee and water also serves well.
Now, are you craving for the above listed Pinoy Christmas foods and drinks? I am!
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I love bibingka after an early mass. It really brings back childhood memories.
This reminds me of the dawn mass, though we don't have this kakanin vendors at dawn in Davao. Nakakagutom mga pics!