Vigan Royal Bibingka

Everytime we go home to Ilocos, we always bring home 2 or 3 as pasalubongs to our friends, in addition to the many orders from my siblings, even all the way here in the States. This recipe came from my cousin, Mitos, who married a Formoso. I heard his Formoso aunt made and sold the original royal bibingka which has now become the family business. Am sure some people would argue with that statement but this really tastes like the real McCoy. That’s all that matters.

5 cups glutinous rice
2-1/2 cups sugar
2 cups fresh milk
2 cans coconut milk
1 can condensed milk (divide in half)
4 eggs
banana leaves (optional)
Mix all together, include 1/2 can of condensed milk. Lightly grease a 9-1/2 x 13″ pan and then line pan with banana leaves. Grease banana leaves and then pour mixture. Bake at 350 deg. for an hour or till done. When set or after baking, add the reserved 1/2 can condensed milk on top and then broil for 5 mins.

19 Responses to Vigan Royal Bibingka

  1. colormusing says:

    This sounds so good! (Wonder where I can find banana leaves in Portland?)


  2. bebs1 says:

    You can get them at any Asian store. Once you defrost it, you have to wipe it with a paper towel and let it pass over a fire in the stove, just for a second to make it pliant and wipe it again clean. Easiet would be to be use muffin tins.


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  4. bebs1 says:

    Thank you Linda!


  5. Noel says:

    I did some tweaking on this recipe.. i added grated cheese and melted margarine.. it was delicious !.. like the ones from Tongson’s bakery in Vigan !


  6. bebs1 says:

    I got to try that next time. But you should try Abuelita too, I couldn’t copy it but it is my favorite.


  7. Imelda says:

    uy, mukhang masarap. Salamat. 🙂


  8. bebs1 says:

    I hope you like it. Thank you!


  9. JDM says:

    Glutinous rice? Not glutinous rice flour or ground glutinous rice? Thanks


  10. bebs1 says:

    It is glutinous rice flour. In the Philippines we might ground it but the flour is readily available at all Asian stores.


  11. JDM says:

    Thanks! Also, what is the size of the cans of coconut milk? Condensed milk? Thanks!


  12. bebs1 says:

    The canned coconut milk usually comes in 13.5 ounces or the equivalent of 2 cups.


  13. JDM says:

    And the condensed milk? Thanks!


  14. bebs1 says:

    There is only one size of condense milk that I know of. They normally come in 14 oz. cans.


  15. winnie grace says:

    pag fresh grated coconut milk po bah ilang cups dapt po?

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  16. bebs1 says:

    Oh sorry, I just opened my site. A can of those coconut cream is 2 cups.


  17. winnie grace says:

    sinubukan ko po 4 cups na fresh coconut milk, sobrang basa po ung kinalabasan. dapt ko po bang eh reduce ung coconut milk? plan ko po kasing gawing business po to.


  18. bebs1 says:

    Maybe you should try 1.5 cups instead of 2 cups. Sorry for the error. A little research says that 14 oz. is equivalent to 1.5 cups.


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