Kakanin is a term for the many treats in an extensive group of Filipino delicacies whose main ingredient is usually rice, sometimes a root crop like cassava.
Featured photo courtesy of Mayette Garcia.
A popular kakanin (rice delicacy) during the Christmas holidays, puto bumbong is purple-colored rice steamed in bamboo tubes and served with grated coconut and brown sugar.
Palitao are rice patties cooked in boiling water, drained, then served topped with grated coconut, toasted sesame seeds, and white sugar.
In the Tagalog language, palitaw means “to surface” and this refers to the flat oval-shaped pieces of rice dough floating to the top of boiling water once they are cooked.
Nesha’s Sweet Desserts
Nesha’s Sweet Desserts in the Bacolod City area of Negros Occidental province.
Yema-Filled Palitaw Balls
Yema-Filled Palitaw Balls by Nesha’s Sweet Desserts in the Bacolod City area