MANILA, Philippines – Another year, another Taste Atlas list! For 2023, bibingka has made it yet again on the particular Best Bread in the World listing, landing in 16th location out of 50 international contenders.
The well-loved Filipino kakanin moves down three spots from last year’s 13th ranking. This year, bibingka has a 4. 4 rating, besting other famous desserts like Spain’s Basque Cheesecake, Tres Leches Cake, Coconut Wedding cake, the French Kouign-Amann, USA’s Mississippi Mud Pie, Australia’s Lamington, and the UK’s Victoria Sponge and Lemon Drizzle Dessert.
Russia’s Medovik lands within first place this year, the multi-layer “honey cake” that uses honey and smetana or condensed milk, as well as flour, sugar, and eggs. In fourth place is the Japanese cheesecake, followed by Argentina’s Chocotorta, Poland’s Karpatka, Marcinek, and USA’s New York-Style Cheesecake and Molten Chocolate Cake in 12th and thirteenth places, respectively.
In its simplest form, bibingka typically consists of rice flour, water, eggs, coconut milk, butter, cheese, plus shaved coconut, with the modern addition of red egg slivers, among other sweet and savory toppings. According to Flavor Atlas, bibingka was initially prepared in clay pots that were lined with banana leaves, which would “impart a distinctive, smoky flavor to the dish. ”
“This original Filipino delicacy is usually associated along with Christmas time, plus it is traditionally enjoyed after the mass on Christmas Day. Bibingka is also often served for breakfast, ” Taste Atlas added.
In December 2021, bibingka snagged the particular 65th spot on Taste Atlas’ 100 Best Dishes on the planet list at four. 4 stars, alongside lugaw, kesong puti, and lechon.
Taste Atlas is an online gastronomic database that will promotes the local culinary culture of countries all over the world. The website contains over 10, 000 specialty dishes, drinks, recommended restaurants, and local ingredients for anyone in order to check out before a good international trip. – Rappler. com