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Kaua‘i's Favorite Recipes

Puto Bumbong -- Steamed Rice Sticky Logs

Type of Cuisine: Filipino
Provided By: Jennilyn Bumanglag
Category: Dessert
From: Hanamaʻulu

This dish is special to me because it reminds me of all the good memories back home in the Philippines. Puto Bumbong is a very famous delicacy in the Phillipines especially when it’s Christmas season. It unites families, friends, and relatives when eating this kind of dessert because of its delicious and addicting taste. I also have a small business, and this is one of our best selling desserts here on Kauaʻi and people love it.


2 cupsglutinous rice
1 tbspube coloring
1 cupwater
optionalgrated coconut
optionalcondensed milk
optionalStar margarine


  1. Add glutinous rice into a large bowl
  2. Add 1 tbsp ube coloring
  3. Add 1 cup of water
  4. Slowly mix it all together until it turns to dough
  5. Grate the glutinous rice with a cheese grater
  6. Cut nonstick foil into small rectangular shapes
  7. Put a small amount of Star margarine and place 3 scoops of the grated glutinous rice and fold
  8. Heat your steamer and place the wrapped glutinous rice
  9. Steam for 12 - 13 minutes
  10. After steaming, remove the rice from the foil
  11. Top with Star margarine, grated coconut, condensed milk and/or cheese

Recipe submitted by Jennilyn Bumanglag