Palitaw is definitely one of the most popular glutinous rice flour delicacy in the country. It’s name comes from the fact that it floats when it’s ready. It even requires just four main ingredients. So it’s cheap and very easy to prepare. Something that your family will crave for.

Here’s how to prepare Palitaw:


3 cups Glutinous rice flour
Sesame Seeds
Freshly grated coconut meat


1. Put glutinous rice flour in a bowl. Gradually add water until it forms a dough.

2. Form the dough into flat round disks.

3. Boil some water in a pot.

4. Drop the dough disks one by one.

5. You know that it’s ready when it starts to float.


6. Remove from the pot draining extra water.

7. Place them in a large plate, top some grated coconut, muscovado and roasted sesame seeds.

8. If you have unroasted sesame seeds, just heat a pan and roast the seeds until brown.

Ready and Serve!

Note from Delish:

Since I’ve been receiving tons of requests to prepare easy and delicious snack recipes, here’s one for you. I grew up eating palitaw that my mother prepares for me. So it’s time for me to share it with you.

If you have any questions about this recipe, just drop a comment below or send me an email.

Watch how to make Palitaw here: