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  • 4 cups glutinous rice(malagkit)
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • a dash of salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pandan extract
  • 3 cups coconut cream
  • banana leaves, cleaned and cut into bigger sized
  • cotton strings or any food-safe stringv


Part 1

  1. In a bowl, place glutinous rice and water then soak for at least 3 hours.
  2. Singe the banana leaves into flames for a few seconds but do not burn. Let it cool then wipe with clean cloth.

Part 2

  1. Wash and rinse the glutinous rice then drain excess water.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine glutinous rice, sugar, salt, pandan flavoring and coconut cream then mix until well combined.
  3. Arrange 2 pieces banana leaf on a flat surface then scoop 3-4 tablespoons of rice mixture, fold the leaf to wrap the rice mixture.
  4. Grab 2 pieces of wrapped rice mixture then tie with folded sides together using cotton string.

Part 3

  1. In a big pot, arrange the pieces then pour enough water to cover the wrapped rice mixture.
  2. Bring to boil in a low heat for at least 2 hours or until done.
  3. Unwrap then transfer to serving plate. Serve with your favorite dip.

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