by Meryl Medel
We’re less than a hundred days away from this year’s Christmas day, and we’re uber excited. Aside from being a season of giving, this time of the year is also the best time to try all sorts of delicacies to fill your tummy. That includes some good ol’ freshly baked bibingka! But what if we told you that you could take this classic Pinoy treat to the next level? Bakeries and cafes have put a new twist to this classic by turning it into the bibingka cheesecake, which is creamy and fluffy and finished off with a burnt sweet taste. Already craving? You don’t have to wait til Noche Buena; here are shops where you can order bibingka cheesecakes:
Wildflour is known for their creative menu, high-quality baked goods, and homey vibes. And they’ve definitely shown their creativity in the bibingka cheesecake with its generous helpings of shredded cheese and salted egg slices on top of a thick creamy yet smokey base. Wildflour has several branches in the metro. You can find them on Instagram and Facebook.
Deli by Chele
Deli by Chele is known for their charcuterie sets, but you shouldn’t pass up on the chance to try their CHIKA, a.k.a. Cheesecake Bibingka. This recipe by Chef Carlos Villaflor perfectly marries together the techniques and textures that he learned from the Basque country and lovingly married it with his Filipino heritage. You can place an order through their website or find them on Instagram and Facebook.
Fleur specializes in cheesecakes, but their bibingka cheesecake has a spotlight this holiday season. It’s made of creamy cheese filled with salted egg, coconut cream, and cheddar cheese on top of toasted coconut biscuit crust and drizzled with caramelized condensed milk. That description is just making me drool even more. They’re based in Muntinlupa. You can find them on Instagram and Facebook.
Sugar Mommah’s menu is full of baked treats that would satisfy both your savory and sweet cravings. They’ve got sushi bake trays for savory, while they’re wide range of sugary pastries and cakes are definitely fit for a sweet tooth. And if you want both savory and sweet in one? You should get the Bibingkasque Cheesecake, which is silky and creamy yet with a hint of savory from the salted egg. They also offer other cheesecakes with a Pinoy twist, such as puto bumbong cheesecake, sapin-sapin cheesecake, and tablea cheesecake. You can find them on Instagram and Facebook.
Cali’s burnt cheesecake is made with rich coconut cream and premium cream cheese and topped with cheddar cheese and buttered salted egg yolks that create a smooth blend of sweet and savory that you could enjoy warm or chilled. They offer it in regular (8 inches) or junior (6 inches) sizes. You can find them on Instagram and Facebook.
Dulcet Delights created this classic with a twist since they wanted to capture the spirit of the holidays. This delicacy is made with coconut cream, cream cheese, kesong puti, and a “latik” filling and topped with lots of kesong puti and salted duck egg. Dulcet Delights is based in Manila. You can find them on Instagram and Facebook.
Bakes by Hazelnut
Bakes by Hazelnut promises their customers that you’d always get treats baked fresh daily, including their premium bibingka cheesecake. Those generous slices of salted egg and cheese burnt to perfection are honestly already making us crave. Bakes by Hazelnut is based along Marcos Highway, Antipolo. You can find them on Instagram and Facebook.
Bibingka cheesecake, but make it souffle! 617 Avenue takes even the bibingka cheesecake to another level with this melt-in-your-mouth creamy cheesecake and airy souffle topped with salted egg and melted cheese. They’re based in Pasig. You can find them on Instagram and Facebook.
Obsessions by Simeon
This thick, silky, creamy cheesecake on top of the almond crust sprinkled with generous servings of cheddar cheese and bits of salted egg would definitely make you obsessed. One serving wouldn’t be enough. Obsessions by Simeon is based in Makati. You can find them on Instagram and Facebook.
Owned and operated by chefs Theodore Day and Gel Salonga, Ted’s Kitchen offers all sorts of dishes from savory dishes to baked goodies. That includes their award-winning bibingka cheesecake. For lovers of local delicacies, you should also try their maja blanca cheesecake and ube halaya cheesecake for a truly Pinoy twist. Ted’s Kitchen is based in Sta. Cruz, Laguna. You can find them on Instagram and Facebook.