Saturday, December 15, 2007
Christmas is just around the corner, you can smell it in the air! Tomorrow is the start of "Simbang Gabi or Misa de Gallo" or 9 Consecutive Dawn Masses. It's a Catholic practice in celebrating the Birth of Jesus. One of the things, I look forward is, the "puto bumbong" and "bibingka". They are traditional Christmas delicacies here in the Philippines, sold outside the church, usually brought as pasalubong or eaten for breakfast. They are wrapped in banana leaves. Then, wrapped in old newspaper. It's good to know that Filipinos can still be earth-friendly.
Puto Bumbong is made up of ground glutinous rice that is colored purple, called "galapong". They are cooked in small tube bamboos in a specially made steamer, rolled in hand-grated coconut, called "niyog". Sometimes, spread with a little margarine. Then, sprinkled with "pardo", I think, it's called raw sugar. As for the Bibingka, I haven't had any photo to post.
My hubby went out earlier to do some errand. When he got back, he brought home Puto Bumbong. He told me, while walking home, he stumbled upon a small stall selling these little cuties. He loves native kakanin, simply cannot resist them. He bought several packs. Though, still trying to less my food intake for today because of last night's Christmas Party we attended, I simply can't resist! It is so yummy! Even my kiddo loves it! Here is the picture of my Kulit eating the Puto Bumbong....