We may have been locked up at home for the most part of 2020 but that doesn’t mean we won’t be celebrating the most festive season of the year. Ready to eat all the delicious food with the whole family? In this special series, we round up your favorite food staple in your Noche Buena spread.
On this list, we give you a rundown of places where you can get Puto Bumbong in Metro Manila. In case you haven’t noticed, Filipinos love kakanin. And what better way to celebrate the holidays than with some puto bumbong? This purple rice cake is traditionally steamed in bamboo tubes served with shredded coconuts, muscovado, and of course, margarine. Below, we list down places where you can get this holiday must-have.
A returning flavor from Sebastian’s Ice Cream’s Christmas collection is Puto Bumbong (P135/scoop; P405/pint). It is kakanin ice cream made with malagkit rice, margarine, and muscovado sugar, served with grated coconut and more muscovado sugar. It is their first kakanin flavor and is back once again for its popularity amongst its customers.
Order via website.
Aside from their fried chicken, Max’s is known for its Corner Bakery. The Filipino restaurant has recently rolled out two timeless Christmas treats the whole family will surely enjoy. Their Puto Bumbong Cheesecake (P318) has an ube-flavored kakanin and cheesecake combination, topped with crumbled ube, desiccated coconut, and muscovado sugar.
Order via website or call 888-79000.
Known for their avocado pastries, Lia’s Cakes in Season also make seasonal treats like their Puto Bumbong Cake (P480/mini; P1,680/full size) which makes for the perfect centerpiece to any spread. It is a moist ube cake drizzled with their blend of coco-muscovado sauce, a sprinkling of muscovado sugar, and desiccated coconut topping.
Order via website.
The restaurant has been serving Filipino dishes since 1975 so they cannot not be on the list. Their Puto Bumbong (P125/plain; P155/cheddar; P165/quezo de bola) is served fresh and hot with a side of muscovado sugar, and shredded coconuts. Titas and titas-at-heart love this!
Check out the list of branches and its contact numbers here.
Another unique take on the well-loved kakanin. Their Puto Bumbong with Buco Jelly and Toasted Coconut (P250) is served with three kinds of buco — torched buco jelly, a disc with toasted coconut, and freshly-grated coconut with muscovado sugar, and of course, butter!
For orders, call 0917 311 2916.