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Definitely much better than the bibingka of the big city: Paete's bibingka made of galapong, young coconut, and salted egg cooked in clay pots with the top also heated as shown below:
the bibingka: serve hot with butter
bibingka vendor at the Paete public market near the national highway.
if you knew Paete to be just the town of carvings, lanzones, and moving saints during Holy Week, you're missing out on so many things.
One of these days, I'll blog about other uniquely Paete culinary inventions: minani, minanok, bibingkang hipon, ginataang santol with alamang et al. Will also look for recipes.
Other versions of bibingka include bibingkang abnoy of Pateros made from unfertilized duck eggs with rotten smell, bibingkang itlog (the less foul-smelling version in Laguna).
Famous restaurants/outlets selling bibingka are Aling Nena's Bibingka in Cubao, Quezon City, Ferino's Bibingka (the self-proclaimed best bibingka in the Philippines) and also the new Bibingkinitan food carts in malls.