Milk chocolate with glazed pili nuts and glazed toasted pinipig
Forget the tale of Malakas and Maganda, the love story between Pili and Pinipig is the best tale there is. It should be no surprise that glazed pili nuts and toasted pinipig are a match made in culinary heaven. After all, they have perfectly sweet and dense milk chocolate to bind them together.
*The tale of Malakas (strong) and Maganda (beautiful) is a Filipino creation folktale similar to Adam and Eve, but in this story, the first man and woman came from a split bamboo tree.
*Pili nuts is a smooth and soft nut from a pill tree. The Philippines is the only country to produces pili nuts for consumption. It has a pleasantly bitter and mildly nutty taste and is commonly eaten as a snack.
*Pinipig are young grains of glutinous rice which have been pounded and flattened. It is then toasted to make the grains puff up. Similar to a rice crispy, it is often used as a dessert topping, eaten plain, or mixed in with sweet beverages.