This Palitaw recipe is so easy to make and could be done in minutes.

Sticky rice with shredded coconut, sugar and sesame seeds is a sweet desert made from glutinous rice dough.  The dough is portioned, flattened and shaped like oval/semi circle or whatever shape you like, then cooked by dropping in boiling water.



glutinous rice flour

shredded coconut

sesame seeds





1.) Toast the sesame seeds. Ground or pound as finely as possible. Cool and mix with the sugar. Set aside.

2.) Make a glutinous rice dough by mixing the flour and water.

3.) Using an ice cream scooper, portion the dough into small balls.

4.) Boil a pot of water. Shape each ball into 2 inch cylinder, then flatten to make like an oval shaped disc.

5.) Shape each ball into 2 inch cylinder, then flatten to make like an oval shaped disc and drop one by one on the boiling water. Once they float to the surface, scoop them out and dredge on shredded coconut.

6.) Serve with the sugar-sesame seeds mixture on a separate plate.



Pork Kare-Kare


Kare-Kare is a traditional Filipino stew with thick peanut sauce. Meats used for this dish are usually oxtail, tripe, and pork leg.

Since there is no available oxtail, tripe and pork leg in our place, I used pork slices for this dish.


pork slices (cut in 2 inch slices)

banana flower bud (sliced)

pechay or bok choy

string beans (cut into 2 inch slices)

eggplants (sliced)

ground peanuts

peanut butter

shrimp paste


annatto seeds (soaked in a cup of water)

toasted ground rice

garlic, minced

onion, chopped

salt and pepper


1.  In a large pot, bring the water to a boil.

2. Put in the pork slices followed by the onions and simmer for 2.5 to 3 hrs or until tender (35 minutes if using a pressure cooker).

3.  Once the meat is tender, add the ground peanuts, peanut butter, and coloring (water from the annatto seed mixture) and         simmer for 5 to 7 minutes.

4.  Add the toasted ground rice and simmer for 5 minutes.

5.  On a separate pan, saute the garlic then add the banana flower, eggplant, and string beans and cook for 5 minutes.

6.  Transfer the cooked vegetables to the large pot (where the rest of the ingredients are).

7.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

8.  Serve hot with shrimp paste.


Source: Panlasang Pinoy

Maja Blanca

Maja Blanca is a popular Filipino delicacy. It is also known as Maja Mais.  It is a creamy corn cake cooked on the stove top.



2-3 cups coconut milk

1 can coconut cream

1 can corn kernel

1 cup cornstarch

1 cup sugar

Toasted shredded coconut  Topping (Optional)

Toasted ground peanuts Topping (Optional)



1. Dissolve cornstarch on coconut milk, then sift.

2. Mix all ingredients together, except the topping and cook over low heat.

3. Stir continuously until thick or about 30 minutes.

4. Transfer to a greased container and even out the top surface.

5. Cool for 30 minutes before spreading the toppings on top.

6. Serve cold or at room temperature.