Rice Palay is Pounded All Night for This Dish in the Philippines

In the Philippines, there are a lot of words for rice. Uncooked rice is bigas, cooked rice is kanin, burnt rice is tutong, and the list goes on. Another example is laruk-laruk: unhusked rice or palay that’s toasted and pounded. 

One of those dishes is tinupak. Quite interestingly, tinupak’s texture and overall appearance (minus, the color) is quite similar to a popular snack in Korea, mochi! It is painstakingly tedious in its preparation so the people of Zambales definitely indulge after its done.

Learn more about it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KR_OB9ppfiE

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