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Crunchy Biko

Siargao

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Ida Damo | Oct 09, 2013

Crunchy Biko

It looks like your ordinary biko but when you bite into it, Sta. Monica’s biko has a crunchy side.

Biko or rice cake with caramel topping is made from malagkit (glutinous rice), coconut milk, sugar and topped with latik (caramel).

How To Get There:

PAL and other major airlines fly daily to Surigao City.

Siargao Island can be reached by boat from Surigao City. Roro or M/V Fortune Angels to Dapa cost from Php180 (US$4.18) for Economy B and PhP220 (US$5.12) for Economy A. Terminal fee is PhP10 (US$0.24). Dapa Express also plies the route at Php200 (US$4.65) from the Surigao City Port.

Sta. Monica is 45 kilometers or 2 hours away by land from Dapa, Siargao Island. Jeepneys and Motorcycles are available to take you to the town proper at Php30 (US$0.70) per person or PhP100 (US2.33) to charter the motorcycle. Jeepney fare is PhP70 (US$1.63) per person.

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