Travel and try new dishes and get to know the cuisine of different countries, their recipes, and the most important dishes. of each country, without a doubt, is a wonderful thing to do. From Keral’s breakfast to the most typical dishes of Mexican cuisine, to the traditional Korean starters known as Banchan. However, in 2020, the trend in gastronomy will be Filipino desserts!
According to a Pinterest report, the 2020 nutritional trend will be Filipino desserts and we are not able to miss the opportunity to learn everything about them and even try some at home.
If there is something special about Filipino desserts that attract special attention, it is a mixture of different influences that we can find in them. And yet, they always maintain a spark of personality, a unique touch that makes them different from everything we’ve tried so far.
It is possible that, at first, the flavors are very particular, as our taste buds are not used to it, but their peculiarities will lead us to try them repeatedly. Just don’t expect chocolate, cream, or other usual ingredients in Filipino sweets.
The most traditional desserts in the Philippines
It is possibly the best-known dessert in the Philippines. It is a preparation made with ice cream, condensed milk, and shaved ice that is usually served in a tall glass so that the different layers that make it up can be enjoyed.
The particular aspect of this dessert is the rest of the ingredients that make it up. Among them, we can find sweet beans, fruits, coconut cream, sweet potatoes, coconut sprouts, red beans, etc. The fruits are placed first and from there the layers are made with shaved ice , finally the ice cream and, finally, the condensed milk.
The base of this dessert is the cassava root and coconut milk. And yes, in fact, it is as sweet and creamy as it looks. Probably the best thing about this cake is its texture and the fact that, although it is sweet, it is not nauseating.
In addition to cassava and coconut milk, this cake includes milk, cheddar cheese, condensed milk. sugar and flour. Once prepared, the final touch is given by baking the top part, which gives a crunchy touch to a dessert, otherwise very smooth.
It is a dessert similar to a steamed rice cake. Among other things, the ingredients include tapioca, flour, an additive known as lihia, shredded coconut, and brown sugar. Then they are steamed in small molds. Delicious and relatively light snacks.
Ube ice cream
The ube is a purple tuber that has become fashionable in recent years because it gives any dessert a beautiful color. In the Philippines, ice cream made with this tuber is very common and even part of other recipes, like halo-halo.
To do this, we use ube puree, cream, milk, sugar, vanilla extract, and a little more coloring if we want the purple color to be even more intense. An experience for all our senses.
In this case, the palitaw is also a rice cake, however, the texture is completely different from that of Kutsinta. This is because this dessert has a rubbery consistency, which makes it a favorite of children.
For that, we need rice, granulated sugar, water, shredded coconut, and sesame seeds. Basically, they are cooked in boiling water after the dough is made to float and decorated with grated coconut and sesame seeds
Ginataang basically means that something is made with coconut. This may imply that ginataang refers to any dish that has coconut milk. However, when we talk about desserts, it usually refers to an option where we find the already known coconut milk, rice, sugar, jackfruit, and water.
If you like sweet, this dessert that literally means ‘sugar’ will probably be your ideal dessert. It is very sweet, very sticky, it is a joy to enjoy in small doses.
It is made with coconut milk, rice dough, and brown sugar. Although you can also add vanilla or peanut butter if we want to add even more flavor.