One of my new summer pastimes is reading food blogs, and I happened upon this scrumptious sounding recipe for bibingka on theKitchn. I had never actually had bibingka, but from reading the recipe I could tell that it was the filipino version of nien gao (one of my favorite Chinese snacks), similar to mochi. After one quick trip to Chinatown, I had my ingredients. I apparently bought the wrong kind of coconut meat, but then simply sliced it into the strings I was supposed to have bought instead.
This recipe makes a ton (48 pieces!) so I was able to share my bibingka at both a Brooklyn BBQ and Queens BBQ over the weekend, and still have a personal stash left over. Such a yummy, chewy, coconutey, light dessert/snack!