Less than three weeks before Christmas, MAX’S RESTAURANT Qatar invited us for the traditional Christmas lighting ceremony at their B-Ring Branch. It was a simultaneous event in all their 5 branches in UAE and Qatar.
The lighting ceremony officially welcomes the festive season in their Middle East branches (which actually started as early as September in most countries celebrating Christmas).
During the ceremony, they also their selected guests a glimpse of their PINOY-STYLE FESTIVE CHEESECAKES: this season’s favorite cheesecakes with a twist of our well-loved FILIPINO Christmas delights, BIBINGKA and PUTO BUMBONG.
Bibingka is a type of rice cake native to the Philippines. This is traditionally made from galapong (milled glutinous rice), coconut milk, margarine, and sugar. During dawn masses on Christmas season, side street vendors are a common sight preparing and selling this delicious rice cake along with Puto Bumbong which is a type of purple rice cake prepared by steaming ground purple rice mixture inside a bamboo tube called “bumbong ng kawayan” in Filipino. This might have been the reason why this was named as such. source: panlasangpinoy.com
HOW DOES IT TASTE? It’s cheesecake… flavored with the seasons favorites. The hint is there… the familiar taste of bibingka and the salted egg toppings… and instead of the crumb base of the usual cheesecakes, you’ll get a purple flavoured hardened glutenous rice (it’s quite heavy, but it’s good enough to mimic the taste of puto bumbong).
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