Here in the Philippines, rice cake is a general term used for a sweet delicacy made of rice. If you’ll look for rice cake we can come out with thousands of them. The products only differ from taste, texture, color, sizes, packaging and smell. Generally, they are called rice cakes.
As of the posting of this article, it is 12 days before Christmas. We can see it and feel it everywhere. Each and every mom in our neighborhood already have designed their houses with blinking lights. I also never fail to see women and kids wearing jacket due to cool breeze of the season.
One of my most awaited every Christmas are the sidewalk foods.
One of my most favorite Christmas Season delicacy is the Puto BumBong. Thisis made from ground glutinous rice with ube (yam) coloring and cooked using a steamer. The traditional way to cook this is by putting the mixture what they call galapong in bamboo tubes attached that can be attached in a metal bucket with manually created holes to hold the tubes. The bucket will be put on top of a customized steamer.