Homemade Puto Bumbong Recipe

No bamboo cooker? No problem! You can make your favorite puto bumbong at home by just using aluminum foil!

Homemade Puto Bumbong Recipe


  • 500g glutinous rice flour
  • 3 tbsp coconut milk powder
  • 2 tbsp ube flavoring, adjust as needed
  • 2 cups water, adjust as needed
  • 2 tbsp margarine

For toppings:

  • Margarine
  • Grated coconut
  • Grated cheese
  • Condensed milk


  1. First, cut aluminum foil strips about 3×7 inches in size. Make about 22 pieces. Set aside when done.
  2. To make the glutinous rice dough or also known as galapong, mix glutinous rice flour and coconut milk powder.
  3. Gradually add water and ube flavoring. Knead with your clean hands or use plastic gloves.
  4. Continue on adding some water until the mixture turns into a dough. Also, add more ube flavoring if the color is too pale.
  5. Grate the galapong using a shredder.
  6. Wipe some margarine in each aluminum foil strips then put about 2 tbsp of grated galapong. Lightly press with your clean fingers to form a tube-like shape. Fold the foil to cover the galapong but do not completely seal the top to allow steam to enter when cooking.
  7. Arrange the puto bumbong in the steamer properly. Make sure that the steamer’s water is boiling already before cooking. Steam for 20 minutes.
  8. Remove puto bumbong from the aluminum foil. Transfer to a plate or container.  Better if you have fresh banana leaves.
  9. Wipe the puto bumbong with some margarine. Top with grated coconut, grated cheese, and condensed milk. You can modify the toppings to your liking.
  10. Serve and enjoy your homemade puto bumbong!

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