The Philippines’ Christmas staple landed on the 13th place of the 50 best cakes in the world, according to the online travel food guide TasteAtlas.
The list was shared by the renowned online travel guide in a tweet on July 6.
The Filipino-baked coconut rice cake beat international delicacies such as Spain’s Tarta de Santiago at 18th place and Basque Cheesecake at 22nd, America’s classic molten lava cake at 35th place and its New York-style cheesecake, which placed 41st.
Among the cheesecakes on the list, the famous Japanese cheesecake was ranked 6th along with Poland’s Sernik at the 8th spot.
Majority of the pastries in the top ten spots are layered cakes. Some of which are Russia’s Smetannik at third place and their Medovik at seventh, Austria’s Kardinalschnitte at the 5th spot, Argentina’s Chocotorta at the 9th place, and Germany’s Apfelkuchen at the 10th place.
As the list is based on the responses of TasteAtlas audiences, there may be people who have not tried Bibingka yet.
Bibingka is a baked rice cake made of fermented sticky rice, coconut milk, water, and sugar. It is baked on a banana leaf and is best enjoyed with melted butter and grated coconut. It has since been a Simbang Gabi or a Misa de Gallo delicacy for Filipinos.
Last June 3, the Philippines also placed 19th in TasteAtlas’s list of 50 best cuisines worldwide.