Puto Bumbong on Coconut

There is a very popular Christmas holiday treat in the Philippines called puto bumbóng, which is purple rice cooked inside bamboo tubes.

Puto Bumbong prices

bamboo tube

Kahulugan sa Tagalog:
Meaning in Tagalog:

isang sisidlan na karaniwang gawa sa kawayan
a container that ordinarily is made from bamboo

There are metal versions sold in the United States.

Filipino Americans out of touch with Philippine culture often mistakenly call the traditional rice delicacy “puto bongbong.” It is very grating to the ears of real Filipinos and makes one ponder how unmotivated people can be when it comes to learning about their ancestors’ culture from YouTube or somewhere else on the interwebs.