Making Coco-Mango Glazed Palitaw

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June 5, 2019

Coco-Mango Glazed Palitaw on plateThis sticky snack is called "palitaw" from the word "litaw" which means float. Its called palitaw because the round flat sticky pieces float when they are being cooked.



  • Palitaw
  • 1 cup glutinous rice flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Coco-Mango Glaze
  • 1/4 cup mango sliced into cubes
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp water



    1. Combine flour and sugar.
    2. flour & brown sugar in a bowl
    3. Pour a small amount of water (not the entire 1/4 cup). Mix very well until it forms a dough. If it's too dry, add water. If too soft and wet, add more flour.
    4. mixing water with flour & sugar
      mixed dough
    5. Take a small portion and flatten in your palm.
    6. flattened dough in hand
      flattened dough rounds on plate

    7. Drop flattened dough into boiling water.
    8. dropping dough insimmering pan of water
    9. Wait until the pieces goes up and floats.
    10. simmering dough in pan
    11. When dough starts floating let it simmer for 2-3 minutes then remove from the water.
    12. cooked dough round


    1. Mix mango, sugar and water over low heat. Stir mixture until mango is a bit mushy.
    2. mango chunks & sugar in pan
      cooking mango & sugar

    3. Pour coconut milk.
    4. adding coconut milk to mango
    5. Add brown sugar and stir.
    6. adding sugar to mango
    7. Simmer mixture and stir occasionally until it is reduced.
    8. cooking mango glaze
      reducing mango glaze
    9. Continue cooking the glaze until it's very thick.
    10. reducing mango glaze
      thickening glaze in pan
    11. Now, pour the glaze over palitaw. Sprinkle with grated coconut or sesame seeds and serve.
    12. Coco-Mango Glazed Palitaw on plate


    Bronze Post Medal for All Time! 190 Posts
    June 22, 20200 found this helpful

    Sounds yummy!

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