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Puto Bumbong

How to Make Puto Bumbong

4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Native Delicacies
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 kilogram malagkit glutinous rice, mixed with 125 grams ordinary rice
  • 1 pc mature coconut shredded
  • butter or margarine
  • violet food coloring
  • banana leaves
  • water for steaming the puto bumbong and soaking the rice
  • salt
  • sugar


How to cook puto bumbong:

  • Soak malagkit and ordinary rice mixture in salted water with violet food coloring for 1 hour.
  • Let dry overnight by putting inside a flour sack.
  • Put something heavy on top to squeeze out water.
  • Mixture is ready for cooking the following morning.
  • Heat steamer (lansungan) with enough water.
  • Put a small amount of rice mixture inside bamboo tubes (bumbong).
  • Attached bamboo tubes to lansungan or steamer.
  • When steam comes out of bamboo tubes, remove and immediately push out puto bumbong.
  • Top with shredded coconut and sugar before serving.