A healthy treat most Filipino merienda favorite delicacy.
|Bibingka is a Filipino Pastry made with sweet rice flour and coconut milk. It's gluten-free and quite yummy. Try something different and order this Assorted Mega Bingky. It allows you to enjoy your favorite flavors all in one package!|
Bibingka-Esk has a lot of variety of flavors to choose from. Please don't be surprised if you kinda be amazed on how it looks, yes we had grown form an all time tradition bibingka the one with egg and lots of coconut. But this time it is also good to try something new with a twist something not the usual bibingka but inspired as bibingka.
8 assorted flavors of your choice and they are all gluten-free.
Ube (purple yam)
The Too Much Chocolate **NEW**
Turon (Jackfruit and Plantains) **NEW**
Peanut Butter w/ chocolate chips
We Filipinos no doubt love anything that are Sweet. And one of the common delicacies we always love to buy specially every Christmas is "Bibingka". Yes Bibingka but this time you can eat and buy it anytime you want because presenting Bibingka-Esk ingredients made all the way from New York. Sosyal Diba!
I had tried Blueberry Bibingka and Cinnamon and Chocolate and i tell you Blueberry and Chocolate became my instant favorite. If i were to describe how it looks like it would be somehting like "Cassava Cake" yet it's size is also the same size with a flat cupcake but full. It is perfect while having a sip of coffee.
There are countless “specialty” western confectionery products. These cutely presented eats usually satisfy the sweet tooth of any Filipino, but they also contain copious amounts of sugar, artificial sweeteners, synthetic flavors, and unhealthy shortenings. If only there was a pastry that was delicious, aesthetically pleasing, and, most importantly, devoid of those artificial ingredients.
The “B” in Bibingka-esk is for “Better”
Brings her healthy treat to her home country with one thought in mind:
"I want to share my creation to the folks in the Philippines. Some of my customers in the US have commented that there were too many cupcakes all over the place and my desserts are just the kind of unique delicacies they needed to taste—the variety I also want my home folk to taste." ~Eileen Formanes, Founder/Head Baker of New York City’s Bibingka-esk
Having worked in Human Resources for two decades in corporate America (achieving Vice President positions in several firms) Eileen decided to follow her passion for baking and the change would allow her to spend more time with her family in early 2013.
Filipino food in New York City seemed to always take a back seat in Asian cuisine. Filipino desserts were practically unknown. She wanted to raise the profile for Filipino food by creating her own rendition of the bibingka. “Growing up, I remember enjoying bibingka during Christmas and I knew I wanted to share that experience with the folks here in NY.” she said.
Eileen's bibingkas were first served to customers in Manhattan's Lower East Side. The uniquely-flavored, bibingkas Eileen created immediately took New York City’s food fairs by storm, eventually gaining the trust of even the pickiest eaters with her assurance that her bibingkas are gluten-free and are baked with the freshest ingredients. “I incorporated different flavors to the bibingka and it stuck. I mean, have you ever had a Peanut Butter with Chocolate Chip Bibingka? Or Too Much Chocolate? Offering a different spin on this and the fact that it’s gluten-free makes it appealing.”
Coming home, Eileen hopes to share her success in New York by giving Pinoys a taste of her specialty bibingkas. “I am very proud of my Filipino heritage and I want my fellow Pinoys to know that even though I am on the other side of the world, I am Filipino first before anything else. I have always said that I want the Bibingka to be the next chocolate chip cookie.” she smiles.
For many generations, the bibingka has been synonymous with Filipinos, both here and abroad, with celebrating the holidays. And, for one Filipina raised in New York City, it was this fond memory that was the basis for her own spin on a classic.
It was nice meeting Ms. Eileen, she was so nice and accommodating always with a lovely smile and add it up with a diction whenever she speaks hehehe. Hoep to see you again and God Bless to your business!
I just hope she will really SOON open a coffee shop named "BIBINGKA-ESK" I am indeed looking forward to it and I know it's going to be successful. Ms. Aileen, I am here and my co-bloggers to support you along the way! Thank You for an afternoon of laughters and sharign ideas on how to grow your Bibingka-Esk more. Looking forward of seeing you again!
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