Rice Puto sa Kawakawa
(I had these good people’s names somewhere but —as these were taken two months ago— I can no longer recall.)
Together in their simple store, this couple make delicious rice puto for a living. Using bao or coconut shell, ground rice (not sure if gelatinous) is stuffed with sweetened grated coconut and steamed on an improvised (or, rather, traditional) steamer.
Let it cool a bit and savor the natural sweetness of the rice. Really simple yet so gratifying.
I think the good old lady’s name was Corazon.
Ligao, Albay | Elriz Buenaventura 2014