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Puto Seko

Puto Seko round cookies

Literally “dry” — the adjective is from the Spanish word seco, meaning “dry.”

It’s been likened to blackboard chalk with a sweet taste, except that chalk is made of finer powder.

White Puto Seko Cookies
Puto seko are traditionally plain white and are shaped like thick round cookies. Flower-shaped puto seko have also been popular. You can sometimes find square-shaped ones.

Flower-Shaped puto seko

Also in recent years, they have been available in other flavors and colors, such as ube (purple yam) and buko pandan (green screwpine leaves + coconut).

More photos to be added here soon. Please check back. 🙂

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