As early as September and October, stalls selling Christmas delicacies like the buttery bibingka and roasted chestnuts become the new normal in the Philippines. One of the famous, well-loved Christmas kakanin in the Philippines is the puto bumbong. The puto bumbong is a steamed rice cake made by steaming sticky purple rice inside a bamboo tube, which is referred to as the “bumbong ng kawayan.” This delicacy is eaten as is or with grated cheese or grated fresh coconut.
If you're a puto bumbong fan, you should definitely try these desserts that are inspired by the delicious purple rice cake!
1 Puto Bumbong Bundt Cake from Lia’s Cake In Season
Are you a sucker for pretty and colorful cakes? This puto bumbong bundt cake (P1,680/whole cake) isn’t just pretty, it’s delicious as well! Lia’s Cake In Season’s soft ube bundt cake is drizzled with coco-muscovado sauce, sprinkled with even more muscovado sugar, and then finished off with desiccated coconut! Tip: Make sure to warm it up before having a bite.
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Call 633-1937 to place your orders in advance. These bundt cakes are made to order.
2 Puto Bumbong Crepe Cake from Box of Sweets
Why not have sweet crepe cakes for breakfast or merienda? This crepe cake is made with layers of purple crepe with whipped cream, toasted coconut, yema frosting, and grated cheese (P85/ slice).
To order, call (0925) 727-7744.
3 Gourmet Puto Bumbong from Neil’s Kitchen’s
If you want an upgrade of the classic puto bumbong, head on over to the South for Neil’s Kitchen gourmet version of the rice cake. This extraordinary purple rice cake is topped with buko jelly and toasted coconut (P250 per serving). This is best paired with a cup of brewed coffee!
Neil's Kitchen is located at Lot C 701 - 704 Westgate Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City, 1780 Metro Manila. You may call them through this number: 810 5017