My own version of PALITAW (Rice Cake)

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What is a PALITAW:

Palitaw is a Philippine dessert and snack made with simple rice flour dough that is boiled and then coated in coconut and sesame seeds. The small, flat rice cakes are traditionally eaten during holiday festivities but can be enjoyed at any time.

Since, I’ve been craving to eat Palitaw nowadays (hey, I’m not pregnant, gusto ko lang kumain talaga nito tapos yung maraming coconut tsaka sugar—-tsarap). So everytime, I wentΒ to JMall, I went first to the Painitan corner to buy one – 7pcs for Php 45.00 (if ako ang gagawa it could be a lot cheaper because I can make plenty of it).Β πŸ˜‚

When my cousin tagged me in her post in Instagram, she posted her own version of PALITAW also, she said that it was so easy to cook, so she shared a video on how to do it.

—-watching the video—-

Now the next step to make my cravings completely satisfied, I need to find the ingredients specially the Glutinous Rice flour. Good thing JMall and Colonade has an available stocks. So now I can start making it.

The Ingredients:

1 1/4 cup of powdered Glutinous rice flour

2/3 cup of water

1/2 cup of sugar

1 tablespoon of sesame seeds

and a freshly grated coconut grains


Glutinous Rice Flour


These are the main ingredients

The Procedures:

For the toppings:

  • then toast the sesame seeds over medium-low flame
  • when the pan is hot add the sesame seeds
  • stir continously to prevent sesame seeds from burning
  • the sesame seeds will turn into brown and will become a little shiny
  • when it turns to golden brown turn off the stove
  • add toasted sesame seeds to the sugar
  • stir until blended
  • then set aside14872480_10209571339794065_2083915242_n.jpg

For the Palitaw:

  • boil a water on the pot
  • transfer powdered glutinous rice to a medium sized bowl
  • add water
  • mix until blended
  • if it’s too dry add a little more water
  • use your hands and forma dough
  • the dough must not so wet and not so dry
  • form into a ball
  • it must be soft but not too sticky
  • roll between your palms & form into a ball
  • flatten it with your palm or whatever shape you prefer
  • drop the dough into the boiling water by piece one at at time (don’t overcrowd the pot)
  • the dough will settle at the bottom of the pot, then rise above once it is cook
  • allow the palitaw to cook for about 2 more minutes
  • remove the dough from the top and let it dry



  • roll the palitaw in grated coconut


  • sprinkle it with sugar with the mixed of sesame seeds


  • thenΒ VOILAΒ my very own palitaw is ready to serve.

Finished product.

All in all in 1 1/4 cups of rice flour I did make a 15-18 pcs of it, see I really can save if I’m the one who will cook than to buy it on the malls.Β πŸ˜‰


A piece of advice, if you really want to eat something and you think that its too easy to cook, better cook it by yourself than buying to any stores, by that way you can save money, safer food to eat and you can eat as much as you want. That’s all thank you.Β πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

ciao everyJuan😍



Author: ai Leen

I'm really not a book reader so I must say I'm not good in expresing something in a poetic way. I graduated as an Engineering basically in Computer field, but I'm not working instead helping our small family business. I love to sing but the songs don't like my voice "baka umulan lang". I like to dance but my body is in bulgy (mataba eh) so small indak2 lang. There's many things about me, i'll tell it all here. Hopefully!

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