Budbud Pilit

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by gailinsik

It's a delicious Filipino food usually eaten during breakfast and snacks served with hot chocolate or mangoes.

Top Review by Kikais Kitchen

Thank you so much for posting this...This works a treat...I used to help my nanay (grandma) wrapping this when I was little. Of course I made a complete mess out of it back then. But bless her, she has always told me I was doing a good job. Looking back at it, now I know my messy wraps didn't make it into the pan in the end. :) This is actually very very good. I halve the recipe as the banana leaves I got from the chinese supermarket near me was mostly torn and I only managed to salvage enough to wrap half of the recipe. I added a little piece of crushed ginger when i was cooking the rice and took it out before wrapping. I then excitedly drove to my mom's house and I guess the best compliment I could give is that we were actually both crying while we we're eating this. It taste almost like my nanay's suman that we just couldn't help but miss her a lot. She passed away last year. :( I know I'm getting a little bit carried away but really thank you so much...This brings a lot of happy memories and I will be making this again and again...

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash malagkit very well. Drain.
  2. Cook with coconut milk, salt, and sugar in a wok, stirring constantly.
  3. When mixture is almost dry, stir to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the wok.
  4. Reduce the heat, and cover the mixture with banana leaves for a few minutes.
  5. Wrap 2 tablespoon of the cooked malagkit in wilted banana leaves.
  6. Tie in pairs, and steam for about 30 minutes in a big pot.
  7. Serve with hot chocolate or ripe mangoes.

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