tokwa't baboy or deep fried tofu cubes and pork with a soy & vinegar dressing
pancit palabok or rice noodles with shrimps, crumbled pork rind and tofu
(above) trio puto bumbong and bibingka served with fresh grated coconut
A visit to Via Mare is incomplete without trying their bibingka or sweet rice cakes and puto bumbong or glutinous rice cakes cooked in a special steamer. Puto bumbong is traditionally purple-colored but at Via Mare, they came up with Trio, a new three flavor version with pandan (fragrant leaf), ube (purple yam) and langka (jackfruit) served with muscovado sugar, which is quite good. They were a perfect sweet end to one of our memorable dining experiences in Manila.
the unique design of the puto bumbong steamer (shown below)