Sapin-Sapin

Sapin SapinAlthough most commonly seen in feasts and gatherings, sapin-sapin can be sold by street vendors or stall in marketplaces. What makes sapin-sapin an enticing treat is its layers of different colors placed on top of each other, hence the origin of its name. Sapin-sapin is a layered glutinous rice and coconut dessert in Philippine cuisine. It is made from rice flour, coconut milk, sugar, water, and coloring with coconut flakes sprinkled on top. Sapin-sapin means “layers” and the dessert is recognizable for its layers, each colored separately. It has been referred to as “a blancmange of several colored layers, sweetened and flavored with coconut milk.”

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