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  • 2 Cups glutinous rice flour or ground malagkit rice
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1 Teaspoon Pandan flavor or 4 medium sized pandan leaves (optional)
  • 2 Cups grated coconut
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1/4 Cup sesame seeds or 1/8 cup Chia seeds, toasted


  1. Boil water in a pot. Drop a teaspoon of pandan flavor or fresh leaves.
  2. Put rice flour in a mixing bowl. Slowly add water until reaching the desired consistency.
    NOTE: The dough should hold together and separate cleanly from the bowl.
  3. Pinch off about 2 tablespoons (of dough) and form it into a ball between the palms.
  4. Flatten to form a patty (about 1 1/2  inches in diameter and about 1 inch thick).
  5. Poach the flattened dough into the pot of briskly boiling water.
  6. Boil until they rise and float to the top, usually 1 to 3 minutes or longer, depending on the size of the ball shaped dough.
  7. Scoop them out with a wire mesh skimmer and drain.
  8. Roll the rice patties in coconut. Serve it on a plate with mixed Chia or sesame seeds and sugar.


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