Binka Bites is made of fun & exotic ingredients, such as coconut and rice flour, inspired by a tropical holiday pastry from the exotic Philippine islands called bibingka (pronounced as bee-beeng-kah).
It is owned and operated by siblings Le Cordon Bleu Chef Jo Ongsiako and long-time entrepreneur Jas Ongsiako. Jas runs the bakery’s daily operations and takes on the fun job of coming up with the latest product selections that will appeal to their customers.
Today, Chef Jo, Jas and their culinary team spend much of their time in their commercial kitchen in South San Francisco, California, lovingly preparing hand-crafted batches of Binka Bites and coming up with new and exciting flavors, using seasonal, local and organic ingredients whenever possible.
How It All Began…
Chef Jo learned how to cook from his grandma in the Philippines at age 8. After having traveled and tried different kinds of pastries all over the world, his biggest passion is still bibingka, a home-made tropical pastry with an aroma that evokes happy childhood memories. In 2012, he came up with his own twist of bite-sized bibingka, which he now calls Binka Bites. It became an immediate hit to friends and family.
Binka Bites is available to customers in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is Chef Jo and Jas’ way of spreading happiness…bite-sized and no-frills, wherever you are.