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Baker from Butuan: Taste to know what’s good

“It takes up to 30 minutes to bake the durian-flavored bibingka (rice cake),” he said, beaming.

“That’s a long wait,” I said.

“For some, maybe. But it’s worth the wait.”

“Are you sure?”

He laughed. “Tilawi lagi. Sa kinabuhi, ang kalami mahibal-an sa pagtilaw (Try it. In life, you’ll only know what’s delicious if you taste it).”

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