Have you heard about this food named tupig? Do you know its look and its taste? Then if you don’t you must try it .
TUPIG is a food native to the Ilocanos of the Ilocos region. The first time I heard and saw this tupig is when we went to Agusan del Sur (that was years ago). I saw my mother buying lots of tupig for my lolo because my lolo is and Ilocano . My mother keeps on telling me that I should try this food and surely I would love it. So when I try it i can’t explain the taste because it’s very delicious !
Now I learned one thing… Don’t judge the food by its smell and in its look!
- 2 cups glutinous rice, soaked overnight
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup young coconut, shredded into strips
- banana leaves passed through flames to wilt
- Grind the rice until fine.
- Transfer the ground rice to a choose cloth. Tie the end of the cheese cloth. Press to remove excess water.
- Place the ground rice into a tray to dry a little.
- Add the sugar and young coconut. Mix well. Add water to form a soft mixture.
- Place 3 tablespoons of the mixture, form into a cylinder and place in banana leaves. Flatten a little before broiling over hot charcoal.
- The tupig is done when the filling is brownish and chewy in consistency.
Try it . ! and ENJOY !