Puto Maya and Sikwate: TEAM BREAKFAST
One of the treasured delicacies of the town of Villaba is the Puto Maya. Originally it is a classic Filipino cuisine in which recipe was been handed down from generation to generation.
Puto -maya is a localized rice cake which is traditionally made by steaming in a cooker or a pot. Puto-maya is rice, cooked in a coconut milk, same like the way how puto-bumbong is being cooked.
Since time being, Puto-maya had already been part of every Villabanons’ breakfast life. Habitually, puto-maya is paired and dipped into a cup of hot homemade chocolate-- called sikwate. But few still prefer to eat it, plain and bare.
With the sticky delectable taste of Puto Maya paired with sugary thick hot chocolate, it gives a lull feeling to your mouth that enables it to engage to a inimitable taste which is kind of hard to resist. With confidence, I assured you with your every bite you’ll see yourself enjoying up to the last piece.
One may wonder how a luscious Puto –maya is being put into creation before it reaches the table of each Villabanons. Here is the secret recipe—ready to be revealed all at once. First, in a pot you need to combine two types of rice, the malagkit or the glutinous rice for about one and half of it and a cup of regular plain rice. Next you could add the coconut milk and water while painstakingly stirring it, followed by some spices like ginger. Then let it boil for about 20-30 minutes or until rice is completely cook and firm. To mold the rice stiffly, you could use muffin molds and afterwards let it cool. You could serve this with a grated coconut as toppings. ( Good for 12 servings.)
Moreover Puto-Maya in Villaba costs only for P5.00 per serving as well as the hot chocolate.
Christine Dianne Aquino