Bibingka is a flat but thick yellow rice cake that was once a mainstay only during the “cold” months of the Christmas season in the Philippines. It is traditionally cooked (“baked”) in a mold lined with banana leaves and then served with a topping of grated coconut.
Goldilocks is a Philippine bakeshop chain that manufactures and packages different flavors of pulburon. The Filipino word comes from the Spanish polvoron. Goldilocks calls it “shortbread cookies.” Goldilocks Canada has referred to polvoron as “Manila shortbread,” describing it as a “sweet mixture of toasted flour, milk, butter and sugar, that is then molded.”