The snack or merienda which, roughly corresponding to the American coffee break or English tea, is really rather different.
At merienda time, usually four in the afternoon and sometimes also around ten in the morning, the average Filipino takes his traditional snack. Foods served at merienda can be almost anything. Usually, they include noodles, salads, some types of soup like arroz caldo, bachoy and pancit molo, some meat dishes like dinuguan served with puto, and almost all kinds of desserts. And of course, tea, coffee or soft drinks. 🙂



a layered glutinous rice and coconut dessert or snack in Philippine cuisine.



a popular snack in the Philippines made of deep fried camotes coated in caramelized brown sugar. Some are skewered on a bamboo stick, and is sold on the streets while some are home made and just placed on  a bowl.



is a small, flat, sweet rice cake eaten in the Philippines. They are made from malagkit(sticky rice) washed, soaked, and then ground.



is a concoction of tropical fruits preserves and desserts mixed in crushed ice and milk. This is one of the favorite merienda here in the Philippines especially during summer. 

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