Sapin-sapin is a rice-based Filipino delicacy that comprises layers of glutinous rice and coconut. It is made from rice flour, coconut milk, sugar, water, and coloring, with coconut flakes sprinkled on top. Sapin-sapin means “layers” and this visual and gastronomic treat is recognizable for its layers, each of a different color.
A casual overview of the history of foreign influences in Philippine cuisine. It is said that 80% of the dishes prepared in Filipino kitchens today can be traced to Spain. The Spaniards introduced tomatoes and garlic along with the technique of sautéing them with onions in olive oil.