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Palitaw sa Latik

Palitaw sa Latik is a Filipino sweet dish, where cooked palitaw (boiled rice cake) is floatng in a sweet sauce made with coconut milk, brown sugar, ripe jack fruit, pandan leaves and pinch of salt. Latik or caramelised grated coconut added to the mixture to make it more scrumptious. Palitaw is a boiled rice cake made by inserting the glutinous rice cake in the boiling water and wait until it floats. Follow our Palitaw sa Latik recipe to enjoy this yummy treat together with your family and relatives.

How to cook Palitaw sa Latik

In some regions, they call Palitaw sa latik in different names. Some call it kalamay sa latik, Inday-inday or unday-unday. What makes it different from the traditional version of palitaw is that instead of coating the cooked palitaw in shredded coconut, it is further cooked with coconut cream curdles. Here’s the recipe for Palitaw sa latik:

Palitaw sa Latik Recipe

Palitaw sa Latik



  • 2 cups glutinous rice flour
  • 3/4 cup water


  • 1 cup coconut cream


  • 2 cups thin coconut milk
  • 1 cup washed OR brown sugar
  • Ripe jackfruit (optional)
  • Pandan leaves (optional)
  • Pinch of salt


1. How to cook the Palitaw. Combine glutinous rice flour and water. Mix and knead until becomes smooth, pliable dough. Scoop a spoonful, roll into ball and flatten. In a boiling water, drop the flattened dough and wait until it floats (meaning it’s cooked). Remove from water, drain and set aside while making the latik sauce.

2. How to make latik. In a sauce pan, put the coconut cream and cook in medium low heat until it curdles and becomes brown. The oil will come out. Strain to separate the latik from the oil then set aside.

3. Make the SAUCE. In a separate pan, combine coconut milk, salt and sugar. Turn on heat and let it boil. Once boiling, add the cooked palitaw, latik, jackfruit and pandan leaves. Let it boil and cook until the sauce becomes thick. Serve.

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