Thursday, January 31, 2013

TASTE OF ZAMBOANGA: PUTLIH MANDI

Our last stop at the Zamboanga City Public Market was the food stall where we met a young woman by the name of Rowena Anuddin.

We were intrigued by the Muslim desserts she was selling because we saw her cook the desserts in front of our eyes, just in the stall across this! 
Most of her clients are Badjaos!

Incidentally, Rowena was teased by her daughter that by talking to us, she would now be in the internet! 

We first asked her about the violet balls which we thought were Ube balls. She called it the PUTLI MANDI.

The Putli Mandi is a flour ball with sweet coconut -sugar mix like "bucayo" in the center of the ball.

The components:
Flour mix: It is usually colored violet but can be any color.


Sweet coconut strips - sugar mixture like "bucayo"



She forms the violet flour mixture into balls and boils them.

The flour balls. They say the word Putli mandi speaks of the bathing girl according to legend.

Then the flour balls are wrapped with shredded coconut. 


The end product:


Interesting, right?
If I didn't forget the price, I think it was three for P12.00.

We tried it out and we like it!!!


34 comments:

  1. I love these!
    I enjoy the "muslim" treats more than the regular native ones like banana-q etc...

    See you around Ciudad Doc! :) I finally applied! :">

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  2. Wow! i wonder what it taste like.. :)

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  3. Looks so yummy! Bucayo is a bit sweet for me though, but this dessert seems really tasty.

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  4. I like any food that's in violet color. Hmmn, this once is a must try.

    -anne lei

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  5. just like the palitao but this is balls and violet with stuffings.

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  6. I've tried this already, but I didn't know what it was called. And yes, it is good!

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  7. It does look interesting but I bet it tastes good coz I know bucayo is sweet. :-)

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    1. for me the bucayo is the one that added to the good taste because it added sweetness to the flour covering!

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  8. Looks interesting and in fairness, looks like easy to prepare and cook, too. I wonder how it taste though. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. That one reminds me of buchi. Instead of mongo it has bucayo; instead of sesame seeds, grated coconut.

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  10. looks like a puto maya to me? the difference siguro it uses flour and has stuffing
    looks delicious

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  11. Looks interesting! I would be drawn to buy this dessert also since I like the color violet.

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  12. I remember the cassava ball na tintinda malapit sa school namin nung elementary, I kinda miss it ng makita ko ang bilog bilog na coconut..-Singlemom Reviews

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  13. I have never tasted this before. Among the Muslim foods I only have eaten the baolo and lokot-lokot before that my best-friend had prepared during the hariraya. :)

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    1. baolo and lokot-lokot are still the favorites. the lady said her suki are the Badjaos! I also don't see this often!

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  14. It looks familiar... I just don't know if it's the same as the one we usually buy at the market.heheh looks delicious though. :)

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  15. it looks delicious. i hope they sold this here.

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  16. Wow. they do look delicious. Violet foods somehow draw my attention.

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  17. Waaaahhh... ang sarap!!! This is one of the reasons why it's much fun in the Philippines. The place is great and the food is delicious.

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  18. Ang mura, and it looks yummy (and not just because I'm partial to anything violet, haha). I really want to visit Zamboanga na talaga, have to convince the boyfriend :)

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  19. Mouth-watering! I love bukayo too! I will find this food in cae I go to Zamboaga :)

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  20. The Putlih Mandi looks enticing enough. I would love to try this food when I visit Zamboanga, I just don't know when will it be. hehehe.

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  21. I love everything kakanin especially when it's freshly cooked!

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  22. it looks interesting. id love to try one of these

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  23. It looks very interesting. I like coconut so I'd probably enjoy it. ;-) Now following you on GFC.
    Eliz

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  24. Looks very interesting and yummy. Hope a recipe for this will be posted as well :)

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    1. I guess that is their secret... but will see if I can find the recipe!

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  25. It's like bilo-bilo of another Filipino dessert ginataan. :) Looks interesting correct.

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  26. looks yummy...i sure want to try one of those kakanin...-Rosemarie/Gven-Rose

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  27. Hmmm.... this is so yummy! I would love to try this.

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