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This is the way puto bumbong is cooked...the mixed ingredients are placed inside this bamboo cannons and steamed till the mixture darkens. You don't want to overcook it 'cause the mixture will pop out of the cannon...making it hard for you to catch it...if you can!:)

Puto Bumbong is a delicacy that is especially made for Christmas. "Puto" means steamed glutinous rice, and "bumbong" means bamboo cannon. It is a purple-colored food cooked in standing bamboo or metal tubes attached to a steam-producing tin can or cylinder that is mounted on a small pot of boiling water or steam.

Puto bumbong is made of ordinary glutinous rice, pirurutong (glutinous wild rice), butter, muscovado, sesame seeds and grated coconut.

The end of "Simbang Gabi" or Dawn Mass ends the selling of puto bumbong here in our city.
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Dec 28 2006 12:01 GMT maiylah
may cover ba sa taas ng canon? or yun na yung puto? interesting ...
Dec 29 2006 02:33 GMT mavik
Yan na ang puto. Pinapadaan sa steam ulit para mabilis lumabas yung puto from the bamboo cannon.