maja blanca and thumbnail pictures

maja blanca maja mais by hereandthere
Philippines
April 23, 2018 5:29am CST
this is maja blanca. filipinos can eat is as merienda (snack) or dessert. i paid 25 pesos for this (about 48 US cents). the seller said the ingredients she used are evaporated milk, condensed milk, gata (coconut milk), canned creamed corn, and sugar. however, she said you can also use canned coconut cream if you don't have fresh coconut milk, canned corn kernels instead of creamed, and langka (jackfruit) to make it even more delicious. the brown bits on top is latik or coconut curd. i'm finally able to share this pic and write this post because i finally discovered how to download a pic that's an email attachment without it becoming a thumbnail. i can post food pics again.
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@mlgen1037 (29643)
• Manila, Philippines
23 Apr
I like maja blanca. Yummy
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• Philippines
23 Apr
i sliced it into four, but ate 2 immediately.
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@mlgen1037 (29643)
• Manila, Philippines
23 Apr
@hereandthere hahaha. When will you eat the other two?
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• Philippines
24 Apr
@mlgen1037 of course, i had to share it hehe
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@LadyDuck (163095)
• Switzerland
23 Apr
I never tried anything similar to this dessert. It seems easy to make.
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• Calgary, Alberta
23 Apr
its basically corn pudding. You can also make a chocolate version.
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@LadyDuck (163095)
• Switzerland
23 Apr
@CaptAlbertWhisker I have searched on Wikipedia, it seems it is similar to the French "blanc*manger" or the Italian "panna cotta", that I have made today.
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@rakski (18402)
• Philippines
25 Apr
@LadyDuck panna cotta yes. Something like that
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@allen0187 (33449)
• Philippines
24 Apr
This is a favorite of mine.
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• Philippines
24 Apr
i was surprised to see how easy it was to make when i saw a video of it
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@rakski (18402)
• Philippines
25 Apr
@hereandthere you can try using cornstarch. In the box there is direction on how to prepare this. It is yummy
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• Philippines
25 Apr
@rakski i didn't know that, but i guess it's logical.
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@chavezrmc (5736)
• Philippines
23 Apr
That's so yummy. Almost all party/gatheringswe have this one together with the leche flan. I love it more with cheese and nuts toppings. Well we can experiment whatever toppings would compensate our taste
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• Philippines
23 Apr
oh, yes, leche flan, too. i did notice that recent trend of grating cheese on native delicacies.
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@chavezrmc (5736)
• Philippines
23 Apr
@hereandthere and it makes it more delicious
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• Philippines
24 Apr
@chavezrmc someone i know who grates cheese on fruit salad said it's to lessen the sweetness
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@wiLLmaH (8232)
• Singapore, Singapore
23 Apr
I do not like maja blanca. The texture is not suitable for me.
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• Philippines
24 Apr
really? i've always loved it, but never saw my mother or relatives make it. so which filipino kakanin do you like?
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@wiLLmaH (8232)
• Singapore, Singapore
24 Apr
@hereandthere because the texture is like a plastic. Hehe Do you know "nilupak"?
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• Philippines
25 Apr
@wiLLmaH i see. i actually like how soft it is. yes, i know nilupak. i remember when we were kids, they would make it in the kitchen.
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@louievill (18899)
• Philippines
23 Apr
We only buy when friends make and ask us if we want to buy but deep inside I know my wife can make a better one because she won't cut on ingredients unlike those commercial ones.
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• Philippines
23 Apr
she also makes embotido which we also buy
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@louievill (18899)
• Philippines
23 Apr
@hereandthere we make our embotido on special occasions but also buy when somebody makes " alok" (ask to buy) but mother does not like to eat ones with a lot of extenders like bread crumbs and always has the tendency to compare it with the one she makes.
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• Philippines
24 Apr
@louievill the seller assured us it's not. we add it to pancit or chopsuey, instead of buying ground/minced pork.
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@snowy22315 (48990)
• United States
24 Apr
I would eat that..lots of sugar in it though.
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• Philippines
24 Apr
i just watched a video and was surprised you just had to boil everything in a pot, then transfer to a container to let it set. all along i thought it was steamed. i have a sweet tooth, too, but have to watch it now.
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• Calgary, Alberta
10 Aug
You can make a healthier version that uses Stevia or honey instead,
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• Bucharest, Romania
23 Apr
I am vegan so I would not eat it.
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@louievill (18899)
• Philippines
23 Apr
You could eliminate the condensed milk and just use coconut milk then there won't be any animal product in it.
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• Philippines
23 Apr
@louievill good suggestion
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@TRBRocks420 (79383)
• Banks, Oregon
23 Apr
Looks like a tasty food.
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• Philippines
23 Apr
it is. i can't stop at one slice.
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@ridingbet (55653)
• Philippines
24 Apr
i love this. i like the texture and definitely the taste.
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@Jessabuma (33004)
• Baguio, Philippines
23 Apr
Wow that sounds good.. I would love to taste it..
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@rheicel (7328)
• Philippines
25 Apr
Wow, P25 nice price. Whenever I see vendors selling it on the street it's like P10 per slice.
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• Philippines
25 Apr
she supplies them to my aunt, along with embotido.
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@rheicel (7328)
• Philippines
26 Apr
@hereandthere Oh, okay that's why it's cheaper.
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• Philippines
26 Apr
@rheicel in the past, i used to buy from the public market, and it was only 5 pesos per slice, so i would buy 3 kinds of kakanin. now i'm not sure if it's the same price or higher, or they made the slices smaller.
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@Anne88 (327)
• Canlubang, Philippines
25 Apr
I like maja blanca and sapin-sapin. I like the texture of it in my mouth.
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• Philippines
25 Apr
i like them both as well. i might try making maja blanca one day, but for sapin-sapin, i'd rather buy, of course.
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@Anne88 (327)
• Canlubang, Philippines
25 Apr
@hereandthere I like the colors of the sapin sapin
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• Philippines
25 Apr
@Anne88 definitely! i make sure that i slice from the center to the side so i can have a section of everything, especially the ube (purple yam) and the kutsinta..
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@SIMPLYD (80319)
• Philippines
26 Apr
I am not fond of maja blanca. But when I tasted a piece of a maja blanca in an eatery, which tasted so yummy, I am now a maja blanca fan, provided that it's as delicious as that I have tasted. Wow, the ingredients are plenty. Is it tedious to make?
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• Philippines
26 Apr
i saw a video on youtube and it was quite simple to make. what's funny is that it was a pinoy in chicago.
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@SIMPLYD (80319)
• Philippines
27 Apr
@hereandthere I will search for that.
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• Philippines
27 Apr
@SIMPLYD here it is.
https://panlasangpinoy.com/2009/11/08/filipino-asian-dessert-sweet-corn-kakanin-maja-blanca-recipe/
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@much2say (39681)
• United States
25 Apr
I seem to recall I've had this (or something like this) at a Filipino family's party. Oh my gosh there is hardly any dessert we could buy here for 48 cents!!!
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• Philippines
26 Apr
not even candy?
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@much2say (39681)
• United States
26 Apr
@hereandthere I suppose there might be some candy that is that price . . . but the chocolate bars and such here are probably about 79 cents and above!
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• Philippines
27 Apr
@much2say maybe hard candies, mints and bubblegum?
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@rakski (18402)
• Philippines
25 Apr
I like maka Blanca but i like sapin sapin much better
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• Philippines
25 Apr
i love them both. dolor's is the best.
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@rakski (18402)
• Philippines
25 Apr
@hereandthere oh yes. Some of my relatives are from Malabon and we always requested them to bring Dolors when we will have get together or when they will go to our place
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• Philippines
25 Apr
@rakski i've seen them being sold in some malls now
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@jaboUK (54460)
• United Kingdom
28 Apr
That looks and sounds delicious.
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• Philippines
28 Apr
thanks. i found a video on youtube and saw how easy it was to do on the stove. are there corn snacks or desserts that you like?
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@jaboUK (54460)
• United Kingdom
28 Apr
@hereandthere Not sure, but I like most sweet things.
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• Philippines
28 Apr
@jaboUK i have a sweet tooth, too.
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@kepweng (16794)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
25 Apr
how many days u should keep it in Fridge??
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• Philippines
25 Apr
it only lasted 2 days because we kept eating it
@kepweng (16794)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
8 May
@hereandthere nice its like pudding cake
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• Philippines
8 May
@cttolledo (4848)
• Philippines
23 Apr
Wow looks yum! That's not a typical maja blanca because of corn, filipino are so creative !
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• Philippines
24 Apr
not typical? that's the maja blanca i've always known - yellow with corn and latik. so what's is the typical maja blanca like?
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@cttolledo (4848)
• Philippines
24 Apr
@hereandthere the plain maja blanca we have in our place is w/o corn.
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• Philippines
24 Apr
@cttolledo i see.
@epiffanie (10412)
• Australia
26 Apr
I want to learn how to make it..
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• Philippines
27 Apr
here's a food blog i found, just watch the video. i thought it would be steamed, but here it shows you just cook everything on the stove, transfer then cool. it's by a pinoy guy in chicago.
https://panlasangpinoy.com/2009/11/08/filipino-asian-dessert-sweet-corn-kakanin-maja-blanca-recipe/
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@epiffanie (10412)
• Australia
30 Apr
@hereandthere thanks for sharing that link .. I watch him sometimes .. I will try to make maja blanca whe nI get a bit of time ..
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