Filipino Food

Seasonal RecipesAbi Balingit’s Strawberry Shortcake Sapin-Sapin

Sapin-sapin is a tri-layered rice cake that traditionally features tropical flavors, but I believe that it’s a vehicle for a whole host of variations. Any time there is a family holiday party or special occasion, I look forward to getting my tithe of sapin-sapin from the dessert table. Each chewy layer is so vibrant—typically colored purple, white, or orange to correspond with the flavors of ube, macapuno, or jackfruit.

Abi Balingit
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