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Puto is the classic steamed Filipino rice-cake shaped like an American muffin. Its texture is spongy and slightly fluffy. Puto is traditionally white, but can be colored pink, yellow, purple, even green. There are many regional variations of puto. White puto is a traditional accompaniment to the blood stew dinuguan… Yes, Spanish speakers find it very funny that there is a Filipino food item called puto, being that the word is an expletive in the Spanish language.

  • Dinuguan at Puto
    Dinuguan at Puto
    Posted in: Meat

    Photo by Mayette Garcia of Dinuguan at Puto.

    Dinuguan is a Filipino stew distinguished for having pig’s blood as a base. Other iconic ingredients of dinuguan are offal (hearts, liver, kidney, pig’s ears, etc.), vinegar, garlic and onions.