how to cook palitaw
How To Cook Palitaw (Glutinous Rice Cake)
Prep Time
5 mins
Course: snacks
Cuisine: Filipino, Philippines, Southeast Asia
Keyword: glutinous rice flour, palitao, palitaw, palitaw recipe
Servings: 12
  • 2 cups glutinous rice flour
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • roasted sesame seeds for dredging
  • sugar for dredging
  • sweetened coconut flakes for dredging
  1. In a large, deep mixing bowl, combine glutinous rice flour and water (gradually). Mix until thick and sticky, then form into balls and flatten. Set aside.

  2. Bring a half full of water in a pot to a boil. Drop slowly the dough one by one. Boil until they float. When it floats, it's cooked. Use a skimmer or slotted spoon to scoop and drain the palitaw. Slightly cool them on a plate. Use the same pot and water to cook for the next batch.

  3. Dredge in roasted sesame, sugar, sweetened coconut flakes or combinations of the three. Serve.