Sapin Sapin Recipe is a colorful rice cake mainly made with glutinous rice, coconut milk and some food color to make it nice and different from other Filipino rice cake delicacies.
It’s the color which made it more attractive and I saw versions of it in Singapore and Malaysia, I am guessing the influence is probably from Malaysia, or even Indonesia if they have one.
Many people think that this is quite difficult to prepare and cook so I took the plunge and took the challenge of making it where I found to be easy which even my eldest 7 year old can make provided with guidance from me.
Just like the previous Bibingka Recipe it comes with coconut milk and this is steamed instead of baked in the oven and this is top with latik which is a cooked coconut milk tid bits.
This is sold at the markets and quite rare, I am assuming because its quite difficult to make and not as popular as other Filipino rice cake, you will often see a lady selling this on bilao.
In Singapore where we live there is a popular bakeshop who makes it but the texture is quite different and it’s not as sweet as the Filipino version, and not as thick due to the coconut cream added.
As usual I hope you get to learn how Sapin Sapin Recipe is done by following the procedure we prepared and it would help if you watch the video below. Please let us know how we can improve pur publications by leaving a comment and rating this recipe.
Sapin Sapin Recipe
Sapin Sapin Recipe is another traditional rice cake in the Philippines topped with latik or cooked coconut tidbits which can also be found or cooked by other Southeast Asian countries such us Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand
- 2 cups glutinous rice flour
- 2 packs coconut cream
- 1 can condensed milk
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- coconut oil
- food color
- yam extract
- Mix the glutinous rice flour, coconut cream, sugar and condensed milk.
- Separate into different bowl in preparation for the coloring.
- Mix each colors in the batter.
- Grease the molder.
- Cover the steamer with a tea towel to avoid the water into the batter.
- Steam the first mixture with the first color for 15 minutes.
- Add the next mixture with different color and steam again for 15 minutes.
- Keep adding and steaming until all the batter is steamed.
- Top with latik.