Pastil (Maguindanao) or Patir (Maranao) is a Muslim delicacy which is basically steamed rice topped with meat flakes (chicken, fish, beef) and wrapped in banana leaf.
The meat flakes are cooked with salt, pepper and soy sauce then topped over steamed rice wrapped in a fresh banana leaf. The most popular topping is chicken flakes.
Pastil has become famous for people on the go or students on a budget.
At Php10 (US$.23 cents), one can have as much as 5 wraps in one sitting. But for me, one wrap is enough.
For the Choose traveler, it can be the salve to a hungry tummy after traipsing, rediscovering and being re-awakened over places, events, people and food of the Philippines that we should be proud of.