Pandan Biko Recipe

March 25, 2016
(Last Updated On: November 1, 2018)

How to cook Pandan Biko

Pandan is more than just an ingredient with a captivating aroma. For starters, it can help lower blood pressure. It can also help eliminate dandruff and strengthen weak nerves. Pandan is also effective against rheumatism and decreased appetite. So when you combine it with the well-loved biko, you are getting a delight in terms of health and taste.

The Pandan Biko Recipe is perfect for fiestas or whenever you are just craving for some authentic Filipino meryenda.

Pandan Biko Recipe

Whether you are cooking this for yourself or for a group, its taste will stick in your mind for a while. Indeed, adding Pandan is a great variation to this kakanin that we all love.

Read below to learn the steps on how to cook Pandan Biko. This variation will re-introduce the biko to more people and secures its place to future generations.

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Pandan Biko with Latik Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Filipino
Author: Eduardo Joven -


For the Latik:

  • 1 cup coconut cream for toppings (fresh or canned)

For the Rice:

  • 1 1/2 cups glutinous rice
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

For the pandan-coconut syrup:

  • 1 cup coconut milk (fresh or canned)
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp calamansi zest (optional)
  • 2-3 tsp. pandan extract if your pandan extract is clear add green food color


First, we need to make our Latik:

  • In a saucepan put the coconut cream (I’m using a canned coconut cream) and bring to boil on a medium heat until the coconut cream and the coconut oil separates. Turn the heat on low to keep the Latik from burning and keep on stirring until golden brown. Time varies when making a Latik, so keep an eye on it (about 40-45 minutes). Transfer to a plate and reserved coconut oil for brushing later on and let it cool completely.
  • Wash and rinse glutinous rice at least twice and then combine glutinous rice, water and salt in a rice cooker or a saucepan with a lid. Cook glutinous rice over low heat until almost done, fire off and set aside.
  • In a large sauce pan or a pot, combine coconut milk, sugar, calamansi or lemon zest and pandan extract. Bring the mixture to a simmer over low heat, stir and let it simmer for a few minutes until sugar are fully dissolved and becomes a thick syrup.
  • Add cooked glutinous rice into the pot with a simmering thick pandan syrup and mix until the rice are well coated. Using your reserved coconut oil, grease a wilted banana leaf, a foil pan or a plate to prevent the glutinous rice from sticking.
  • Spoon the pandan biko into your greased pan and flatten the sticky rice lightly, to smooth the top and let it cool. Sprinkle with a generous amount of Latik on top or coconut jam.

Pandan Biko by Filipino Recipes Portal

Did you know that Pandan is also effective against rheumatism?  Learn the steps on how to cook Pandan Biko that can help with your rheumatism.

Pandan Biko Recipe by Filipino Recipes Portal


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    August 3, 2018 at 12:07 am

    I tried this and it taste awesomely great, I highly recommend this one.

    Thank you Filipino Recipes Portal!

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    Terri S

    March 10, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    I have never heard of this before. I would love to try it. I would think it would taste like a coconut rice pudding…

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    February 8, 2017 at 3:55 am

    I have never heard of this before so I found your post fascinating! Looks great I’m going to try it!

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    February 5, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Oh wow! This really looks interesting! I’ve never heard of this dish before but I imagine it taste delicious!

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    February 5, 2017 at 12:38 am

    This looks so delicious, would definitely ask my Filipina friend to cook this for me. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

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    Aduke Schulist
    February 2, 2017 at 12:34 am

    Oh wow! I was not expecting a green dish. I bet it tastes good.

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    Stacey Stegg

    February 1, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    This looks so interesting, I always want to try something new too.

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      Ed Joven
      February 1, 2017 at 11:30 pm

      I think you should it Stacey! Filipino desserts are delicious…

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    February 1, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Oh it looks so yummy! I’ve never eaten meal like this but it looks quite healthy and tasty as well so I should try!

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      Ed Joven
      February 1, 2017 at 11:15 pm

      Yes MishyV, it is a Yummy Filipino Dessert. You should try it!

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    aziel morte

    January 31, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    This is the first time that I heard biko pandan and it absolutely sounds great! I would love to gi give it a try

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    The Travel Ninjas
    January 31, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    This is a totally new dish to me. I love the vibrant color and it sounds yummy. I’ll give this a try soon.

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    Marissa Zurfluh
    January 31, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    I have never heard of this dessert. Does it look like a jello? Interesting!

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      Ed Joven
      February 1, 2017 at 12:16 am

      it looks like a Jello but its a Rice dish, Biko is a Filipino Dessert.

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    January 31, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Oh awesome, so glad i came across your post! I just got back from the Philippines and was thinking about re-creating some dishes in the country so this is super helpful, thanks!

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    Annemarie LeBlanc
    January 31, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    I am unfamiliar with the ingredients but I am assuming I can find some in Asian stores? The dessert looks delicious. I did not know you can make those crunchy things from coconut cream.

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    LaDonna Dennis
    January 31, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Never tried it but this sounds good!

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    January 31, 2017 at 7:04 am

    I’ve never heard of Pandan. What exactly is it? Is it a fruit or something different?

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    Elizabeth O.

    January 31, 2017 at 3:40 am

    It sounds like a lovely local dessert and it’s definitely worth trying out! Thanks for the recipe, I’ve never had anything like this before.

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    Sarah-Louise Bailey
    January 31, 2017 at 1:56 am

    That dessert looks good and so colorful. Is it the same thing with rice cake, my pleasure food and one of the best cake I have tasted?

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    Melanie Smith
    January 31, 2017 at 12:07 am

    Thank you for sharing this recipe! It looks really yummy! Can’t wait to try it.

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    Tara pittman
    January 30, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    This looks like a gelatin type dessert. Sounds very tasty.

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    Joely Smith
    January 30, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    Wow this is totally new to me! I love trying new to me foods from different cultures. I will say it LOOKS pretty 🙂

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    Deborah D

    September 26, 2016 at 5:31 am

    This looks delicious. Hopefully, I can find all the ingredients at my local store to make thiis.

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    teresita s. smith

    September 6, 2016 at 11:14 am

    you are good. I learned a lot from your page. God bless your heart.

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    July 17, 2016 at 6:26 am

    I want to give this a try for my mom since she loves this dessert.

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