Craving for Puto Bumbong

Christmas is almost here! In the Philippines, Christmas season is also the season of the puto bumbong and the bibingka.

Puto Bumbong is made of ground glutinous rice cooked in bamboo tubes colored with purple food coloring. Puto bumbong derives from the words “puto” (steamed glutinous rice) and “bumbong” (bamboo canon or cylinder).

I've been craving for puto bumbong for weeks now. So when I accompanied my mother in buying their new kitchen sink, we tried to look for Puto Bumbong vendors near our place but we failed to find one. So we ended up buying bibingka.

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