Monday, January 25, 2016

Rice-based delicacies top those of other Cereals

Suman, Patupat, Bibingka Tupig, Puto, Kuchinta, Biko, Tinubong. Paella, Arroz Caldo, Arroz Valenciana, Tikoy, Kalamay, Champorado, Dudol, Kaskaron, Tapoy, Buro, Palitaw, Pinipig, Pansit Bihon, Pop Rice, Rice Oil, Rice Milk (Am). 

Dr Abe V Rotor 
Living with Nature School on Blog 

Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid, with Ms Melly C Tenorio
738 DZRB AM 8 to 9 evening class, Monday to Friday


Gift of Ceres to our land
in paddies golden in the sun;
manna at par with any kind,
for the young and folks around -
in celebration or just for fun -
life's without the suman.


Patupat Rice noodle bihon

Ingredients of suman et al are local farm products: coconut, red sugar, and wrappings of banana leaves. Patupat basket is made of coconut leaves, suman sa ibos is wrapped with buri leaves. Even the bila-o is made of woven bamboo and rattan. It is associated with farm life. such as milling of sugar cane, harvesting rice, and on such social occasions like harana (serenade), fiesta, or just a simple celebration. The quaintness that goes with these delicacies creates a festive atmosphere that is part of our cultural heritage.~

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