Puto Bumbong

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Puto Bumbong is historically crafted from a unique type of heirloom sticky or glutinous rice referred to as Pirurutong. It is eaten as is or as an accompaniment to some of savoury dishes. Puto is likewise an umbrella time period for numerous sorts of indigenous steamed cakes, such as the ones made with out rice. It is a sub-kind of kakanin. Also, Puto bumbong is a type of Filipino delicacy traditionally served during the Christmas season. 

Puto Bumbong Recipe


  • 1 cup glutinous rice
  • 2 tablespoon purple food color (ube)
  • 2 cups water
  • panutsa

Cooking Procedure:

  1. Soak glutinous rice in water overnight.
  2. Grind the soaked rice.
  3. Mix food color while the glutinous rice is being ground.
  4. Wrap the ground glutinous rice on a piece of muslin cloth and place it in a strainer to drain excess liquid.
  5. Another technique in draining excess liquid is by pressing a heavy object that has been placed over the muslin cloth.
  6. Once the ground rice has slightly dried, rub it against the screen of a strainer to produce coarse grained rice flour.
  7. The rice flour for making puto bumbong is now ready to cook. Fill each bamboo tube (bumbong) with just enough glutinous rice and put them into the steamer. See to it that the steamer contains boiling water.
  8. Steam rice flour in the bamboo tubes for 10 minutes.
  9. Once cooked, shake out the contents of each bamboo tube or remove the cooked glutinous rice from the bumbong with the help of a knife.
  10. Spread the butter on the puto bumbong and place a small piece of panutsa (sugar cane sweets)
  11. Spread butter on the puto bumbong and place a small piece of panutsa.
Puto Bumbong

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