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Top: a slice of sapin-sapin sold at a market in California; Bottom: sapin-sapin sprinkled with latik
Course Dessert or snack
Place of origin Philippines
Serving temperature Room temperature
Main ingredients Glutinous rice
Food energy
(per serving)
100[1] kcal

Sapin-sapin is a layered glutinous rice and coconut dessert in Philippine cuisine. It is made from rice flour, coconut milk, sugar, water, flavoring and coloring. It is usually sprinkled with latik or toasted desiccated coconut flakes sprinkled on top.

Traditional recipe of sapin-sapin calls for different flavors mixed in each layer such as ube halaya in the purple layer, jackfruit in the yellow or orange layer, but the white layer has no flavoring. The commercial version tends to have only food coloring and no added flavoring to reduce the cost.[citation needed]


Sapin means "layers" while sapin-sapin means "layered"[2] and the dessert is recognizable for its layers, each colored separately.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Chua, Philip S. (2008-12-22). "Calories in Filipino Foods". Cebu Daily News. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  2. ^ Manila Bulletin: The Nation's Leading Newspaper : Philippine Centennial Issue : Kalayaan. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  3. ^ Sinclair, Charles Gordon. International Dictionary of Food & Cooking. Retrieved 2009-01-28.