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
Cookbook: Sapin-sapin  Media: Sapin-sapin

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


Sapin means "layers" while sapin-sapin means "layered"[2] and the dessert is recognizable for its layers, each colored separately.[3] It has been referred to as "a blancmange of several colored layers, sweetened and flavored with coconut milk".[4]

See also


  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.
  4. Gonzalez, N.V.M. The Bread of Salt and Other Stories. Retrieved 2009-01-28.
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