Puto Bumbong Recipe

The lansungan or a specially made steamer is constructed with two protruding tubes on a kettle like shaped steamer. The tubes are for holding the bamboo tubes filled with the puto bumbong mixture in order for the steam to pass through.


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

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 coconut shred and sugar before serving.



Puto Bumbong