Palitaw is a Filipino snack that is made of galapong (a soft dough), rice flour and when cooked, it is topped with white sugar and toasted linga (sesame seeds). According to this food site:
Palitaw literally means to float. Once the glutinous rice mixture floats it means its cook.”>Palitaw literally means to float. Once the glutinous rice mixture floats it means its cook.
Palitaw was the first bakery item that my mom introduced to groceries in the mid-1960’s. According to my mom, she got inspired to start a bakery business when she noticed movie-goers buying bakery items after a movie. She tried her hand at snack items like the palitaw, puto, kutsinta and other kakanin. This soon moved on to breads, cakes and pastries. Now I digress. This palitaw was part of the merienda eat-all-you-can buffet at Dad’s restaurant , 4th floor, SM Megamall. The merienda buffet costs only 95 pesos (plus 12% VAT) but still, you will be satiated. I added a puto bumbong with the palitaw but I don’t really like the taste. I barely taste anything. Maybe I’m used to too much sugar. Anyway, I found a palitaw recipe for me to try out in honor of my mom.