Puto Bumbong-Filipino Christmas Traditions

Puto Bumbong

According to wikipedia, puto bumbong is a purpled-colored sweet cooked in tubes that are placed on a special steamer-cooker. When cooked, they are removed from the bamboo tubes, spread with butter and sprinkled with sugar and niyog (grated coconut). They are then wrapped in wilted banana leaves which keeps them warm and moist until they are ready to be eaten. Like Bibingka, Puto Bumbong is inexorably linked with Simbang Gabi--the dawn mass on the nine days preceeding Christmas.

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