Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Food Trip at Las Pinas Bamboo Organ Church

Las Pinas Bamboo Organ Church Patio on Christmas Season - Schadow1 Expeditions
Christmas season in the Philippines is the longest in the whole world. Usually starting when Simbang Gabi "Night/Dawn Mass" is started to be held by the predominantly Catholic denomination of the country. And when there is Simbang Gabi, authentic Filipino "Kakanin" or rice-cakes start to proliferate. One of the best churches to go to for Simbang Gabi is the St. Joseph Parish Church in Las Pinas, popularly known as the Las Pinas Bamboo Organ church due to the centuries-old Bamboo Organ that is housed inside the old parish church which is still functioning until this day. And why of all the churches, this would have been once of the nicest place to go to? It is because of the bibingka and puto bumbong that is sold at its Patio all throughout the Christmas Season.




The Puto Bumbong is a delicacy made from rice and ube (purple yam) that is cooked with steam while it is fitted inside a small bamboo tube. It is best served with grated coconut meat and muscovado (raw sugar obtained from sugar cane). A pair costs P20.

Puto Bumbong at Las Pinas Bamboo Organ Church - Schadow1 Expeditions
Puto Bumbong

Puto Bumbong at Las Pinas Bamboo Organ Church - Schadow1 Expeditions
How Puto Bumbong is cooked and prepared


The Bibingka on the other hand is also a rice cake mixed with cocounut milk and is cooked under a charcoal grill and served with a slice of salted egg and margarine. The smoked flavor ads zest to its taste. The authentic bibingka is about 6 inches in diameter. Sold at P50 per cake.

Bibingka at Las Pinas Bamboo Organ Church - Schadow1 Expeditions
Bibingka


Bibingka at Las Pinas Bamboo Organ Church - Schadow1 Expeditions
Bibingka is cooked under charcoal.


The Suman is a bar of glutinous rice wrapped around a coconut leaves with a sticky texture and is also served with muscovado. Sold at P20.

Suman at Las Pinas Bamboo Organ Church - Schadow1 Expeditions
Suman sold on a store at the Las Pinas Bamboo Organ Church Patio


You would be surprised that however they are all made of rice, they taste distinctively different over the other. A Filipino Christmas would not be complete without having to taste these delicacies.

Las Pinas Bamboo Organ Church Patio on Christmas Season - Schadow1 Expeditions
The food strip the Patio of the Las Pinas Bamboo Organ Church


The Las Pinas Bamboo Organ Patio turns to a food strip starting December 15 (the start of Simbang Gabi) and ends at New Year's Eve.


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2 comments:

  1. Nice! Aside from the Bamboo Organ, masaya rin palang mag-foodtrip diyan! Happy New Year Ervin!

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