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Palitaw Recipe

Palitaw is a sticky rice cake sold as a street food and eaten by people as snack or dessert on their way to the office in the Philippines
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: kakanin, palitaw, sticky rice cake
Servings: 15
Calories: 137kcal
Author: Jenalyn Rose Forbes


  • 2 cups glutinous rice flour
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup fresh grated coconut
  • ¼ cup roasted sesame seed
  • 1 tsp pandan extract


  • In a mixing bowl, add 1 tsp of pandan extract with the glutinous rice flour
  • Gradually add water and mix well, add water as necessary
  • Boil a water in a pot
  • Take some of the mixture and shape it into flat and oval
  • Drop it in the boiling water
  • Take it out from the pot once it floats then set aside
  • Mix the sugar and grated coconut in a bowl
  • Coat the cooked rice cake in the mixture
  • Coat with sesame seed
  • Serve


Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg