Last Updated on May 29, 2021 by Ed Joven
Top Filipino Food Recipes for All Saints Day
All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day are traditional Catholic holidays set aside to commemorate all the saints and the dead souls. It is a part of Filipino tradition to cook and prepare Native Filipino foods in our homes to celebrate our loved ones who passed away and enjoy the whole family’s presence.
Glutinous Rice or Malagkit is the star ingredient for this season. My family’s favorite Native foods we always prepare are Arroz Valenciana, Biko, Sapin Sapin, and Kutsinta.
What is Glutinous rice ?
It is sticky rice, sweet rice, waxy rice, Botan rice, Biroin chal, mochi rice, pearl rice, and Pulut is a type of Asian rice that is incredibly sticky when cooked. It is called glutinous in the sense of being glue-like or sticky and not containing gluten. While called “sticky,” it is not to be confused with the other varieties of Asian rice, which become sticky to one degree or another when cooked.
Here are the Top Filipino Foods prepared during All Saints Day.
Ginataan is a native Pinoy snack with a powerhouse of nutrients and vitamins made with Gata (coconut milk), Saging na Saba (Cardava banana), Kamote (sweet potato), Sago (Tapioca Pearls), Bilo-bilo (Sticky glutinous rice balls), and Langka (jackfruit).
Arroz Valenciana is great for Christmas, Fiestas, weddings, birthdays, and family get-together, you can also find this dish in many karinderia or turo-turo stores in the Philippines.
Puto Bumbong Recipe is traditionally from a special variety of heirloom sticky or glutinous rice called Pirurutong.
Kutsinta Recipe is an orange or brown rice cake, good with freshly grated coconut on top. This Kakanin recipe is a perfect afternoon merienda for your family and friends.
Pandan Biko Recipe is perfect for fiestas or whenever you are just craving for some authentic Filipino meryenda. The Pandan ingredient gives this Kakanin recipe a captivating aroma and can help lower your blood pressure.
Bibingka Galapong Recipe or Coconut Rice Cake is usually cook in a clay pot, with banana leaves and top with salted egg slices that add a satisfying flavor of this Filipino dessert. This Kakanin recipe is best with butter and coconut shreds. Filipinos usually pair it with salabat or ginger tea or with hot chocolate.
Pichi Pichi Recipe is from Cassava or “Kamoteng Kahoy” here in the Philippines. This dessert is an all-time-favorite anywhere here in the Philippines because of its simplicity in both procedures and ingredients but complexity in flavors.
Ube Maja Blanca, a popular Filipino kakanin recipe, is a coconut pudding that has the purple color from ube or purple yam.
Palitaw Recipe, is a small, flat, sweet rice cake from malagkit or sticky rice.
Carioca is from coconut and sweet rice dough (locally known in the market as “galapong”). It is quite easy to prepare and perfect for an afternoon snack.
Inutak of Pateros, we first saw this Kakanin Recipe while watching Saksi, a TV news program in the Philippines. To know more about Inutak Kakanin click here…
Sapin Sapin another Kakanin Recipe from rice flour, each layer is colored (the bottom one a deep ube-like purple, the middle a golden yolk yellow,the top one white), and steamed before the next layer is added.
Cassava Suman is another Filipino native “kakanin” that is good for snacks. It consists of grated coconut and grated cassava or “Kamoteng Kahoy” wrapped in banana leaves.