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Aug 03

palitawPalitaw 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.


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Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (390 Posts)

Noemi, Editor of Blog Watch and features editor of Philippine Online Chronicles is a 55 year old mother to three kids and is married to Atty. Luis H. Dado. She loves being a full time mother and homemaker after retiring as a Researcher/Consultant from the UP Institute for Small Scale Industries in 1987. Now that her children are all college graduates, she devotes her time to grief support, blogging, new media events and using her blogs to promote online advocacies. Her personal blog is at, which garnered numerous awards such as Best Website, Blog Category during the 9th and 10th Philippine Web Awards. Her blog also won in the Blog- Personal Category of the Web Awards 2007 and Globelines Broadband Family Blog Award (in honor of family-oriented blogging) 2007 Philippine Blog Award. Globe also recognized her as Digital Elder in the 2009 Philippine Blog Award.

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