Biko by Vil and Zoe's Galley


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Biko is another famous dessert in the Philippines. This kakanin is made of glutinous rice, coconut milk, and brown sugar. Ginger and ripe jackfruit can be added as well to the mixture. It’s usually topped with latik. But if you don’t want it to be too sweet, do not add latik anymore.

This is served occasionally, but some concessionaire nowadays includes this on their menu almost every day. Inspired by my mother-in-law, Vil, who cooks this every New Year, this recipe has a kick of ginger that balances the sweetness of the sugar. What are you waiting for? Buy the ingredients, cook, and enjoy!

Yummy Biko recipe by Vil and Zoe's Galley


Neriza S. Malay
Craving for a sweet treat? Try this Biko recipe that has a kick of ginger that balances the sweetness of sugar. This is easy very easy to make. Cook and enjoy!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 10 servings


  • Rice cooker
  • Pot
  • Wooden spoon


  • 2 cups glutinous rice
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 4 cups coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp. ginger cut into small strips


  •  Put the rice with the water in a rice cooker or pot. Allow the rice to cook. Set aside.
  • Combine the sugar, coconut milk, salt, and ginger into another pot. Cook over low heat and stir constantly.
  • As soon as the mixture thickens, add in the cooked rice. Mix well.
  • Remove from heat when the cooked rice has absorbed the liquid mixture.
  • Transfer to a serving platter. Set aside to cool. Enjoy.
Keyword Asian dessert, biko, biko ingredients, biko recipe, how to make biko, vegan dessert

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