from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dish, made of cocoanut flour or rice, used as a dessert by natives of the Philippine Islands.
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We have rice cakes - from the full-grain bico to the ground rice calamay and bibingka, which by the way, may not be as native as we think.
The Ilocanos had their Abel, Balindang, and Binancal; the Pangasinenses their Sapuey, Salampoy, and Carranglan; the Tagalogs their Hilis-calamay, Barong