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Palitaw is made from the malagkit or sticky rice washed, soaked and then ground. It is a small, flat, chewy sweet rice cake eaten in the Philippines.

Palitaw Recipe


  • 1/2 kilo glutinous rice flour
  • 1 grated mature coconut
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • pinch of cinnamon (optional)

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Boil water.
  2. Shape galapong into small disks. Drop one by one to the boiling water. When it floats, it’s already cooked.
  3. Removed cooked palitaw with a slotted spoon to drain water and place on a bed of crushed or grinded coconut.
  4. Cover both sides of the palitaw with crushed coconut. Arrange on a platter or banana leaves.
  5. Mix sugar, toasted sesame seeds and cinnamon. Sprinkle over the palitaw.

Looking for other Lutong Bahay Recipes to try on? Feel free to check out our ulam recipes, desserts recipes and snacks recipes.

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