From WikiPilipinas: The Hip 'n Free Philippine Encyclopedia
Kakanin are native delicacies made of malagkit (glutinous rice), which comes in two varieties: the first-class variety that is sweet, rounded and white and the regular variety that is longish and translucent. These are usually sweet and eaten as desserts or snacks. The word kakanin is derved from kanin, Tagalog for rice.
Some of the most popular kakanin include:
- Suman - a fragrant snack food made of sweet malagkit wrapped in nipa or banana leaves and boiled.
- Bibingkang galapong - a cake made with galapong (flour made from malagkit), coconut milk, eggs, butter and sugar.
- Bibingkang malagkit - a cake made of whole grain malagkit topped with coconut jam and latik (the crunchy residue of coconut milk cooked until it turns into oil).
- Puto - a rice cake with many varieties.
- Sapin-sapin - multi-colored rice cakes assembled in a pinwheel shape. This is a specialty of Malabon.
Montesines, Prosy Badiola. "Malagkit Magic" in FOOD Magazine May 2000, p. 18.