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Kakanin na (medyo) yayamanin: Try this bibingka cheesecake!

Steph Arnaldo
Kakanin na (medyo) yayamanin: Try this bibingka cheesecake!

DESSERT. This local bakery merges the traditional kakanin with cheesecake.

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This Pasay City bakery's bibingka cheesecake has red egg slivers as toppings and coconut butter cookies as its crust

If you’re looking for kakanin na medyo yayamanin – but still familiar in flavor and within budget – check out local bakery Sidney’s bibingka cheesecake for a classic dessert made with a Filipino twist.

Sidney’s soft and creamy homemade cheesecake is just the right amount of sweet, as Sidney doesn’t use much sugar alongside the coconut cream, cheese, cream cheese, and eggs used for the base. The sweetness is tempered by generous toppings of savory red egg slivers, dried coconut, and grated cheese – the makings of a traditional, comforting bibingka.

The cheesecake’s buttery, crumbly crust – which could’ve been a bit thicker – is made from crushed coconut butter cookies, another Pinoy favorite.

It’s a light but flavorful dessert that’s best paired with your morning cup of coffee, or with a warm mug of tablea for the ultimate Pinoy Christmas experience.

Sidney’s freshly-baked bibingka cheesecake costs P550 for the 6″ size, P800 for the 8″ size, and P1,000 for the 9″ one.

Sidney’s home bakery, which is also known for its brazo cheesecake and quezo tres leches, is located in Pasay City. To order, you can message Sidney on Instagram or via SMS at 09162215538. –

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Steph Arnaldo

If she’s not writing about food, she’s probably thinking about it. From advertising copywriter to freelance feature writer, Steph Arnaldo finally turned her part-time passion into a full-time career. She’s written about food, lifestyle, and wellness for Rappler since 2018.