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.