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Filipino Food for Meryenda in Canada

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In Canada’s breathtaking landscapes, do you yearn for beloved Filipino food for meryenda? Nostalgia sets in as the sun’s hues evoke your homeland. Amid cultural fusion, the craving for familiar treats remains. Smiles brings a Filipino recipe to craft your meryenda in Canada, each bite carrying cultural essence, bridging the countries’ gap.


A beloved Filipino food is rice cake, especially nostalgic at Christmas. Made with rice flour, coconut milk, and sugar, it has a distinct texture – soft yet crispy. Typically baked in clay pots lined with banana leaves, then topped with coconut and cheese, it offers a delightful mix of sweet, salty, and savory flavors.

Filipino Traditional Food Bibingka

Filipino Food for Meryenda: Bibingka

Bibingka Easy Recipe

1 cup rice flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup fresh milk
1 piece salted duck egg sliced
1/2 cup grated cheese
3 pieces raw eggs
1/4 cup grated coconut

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A variety of Filipino food desserts that made primarily from glutinous rice, coconut, and sugar. These sweet treats are popular in the Philippines and are often enjoyed during special occasions, gatherings, or simply as snacks.


A rice cake made from glutinous rice (also known as sticky rice), coconut milk, and brown sugar.

Filipino Traditional Food Biko

Filipino Food for Meryenda: Biko

Biko Easy Recipe

2 cups glutinous rice (sticky rice or malagkit)
1 1/2 cups water]
2 cups brown sugar
4 cups coconut milk


A Filipino food, steamed rice cake, is usually white but can be flavored and colored differently. They are often served with cheese on top or alongside savory dishes.

Filipino Traditional Food Puto

Filipino Food for Meryenda: Puto

Puto Easy Recipe

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup fresh milk
3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

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Another Filipino food that recalls you of your childhood is flat rice cakes. They are boiled until they float, indicating that they’re cooked. They are then coated with grated coconut and sugar, giving them a sweet and slightly nutty flavor.

Filipino Traditional Food Palitaw

Filipino Food for Meryenda: Palitaw

Palitaw Easy Recipe

2 cups glutinous rice flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
1/2 cup of sesame seeds roasted
1 cup grated coconut


This Filipino food/snack features ripe banana and sometimes jackfruit wrapped in a spring roll wrapper, coated with brown sugar, and fried until crispy and caramelized. It creates a delightful mix of sweet and savory, enhancing the banana’s natural sweetness through caramelization.

Filipino Traditional Food Turon

Filipino Food for Meryenda: Turon

Turon Easy Recipe

6 pieces bananas saba or plantains
1 cup jackfruit ripe
1 1/2 cup sugar
12 pieces lumpia wrapper
2 cups cooking oil

Indulge your cravings without delay – this simple recipe can be effortlessly whipped up no matter where you find yourself at this very moment.

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