I promised that I would make more Filipino recipes here and here is another one. It’s called Matcha Palitaw and it’s pretty freaking easy. A little background before we start, Palitaw is a Filipino snack that is made with rice flour and water. Yup that it’s.
It’s called Palitaw as when you cook it, it’s boiled in water and when it’s done the dumpling pops up to the top. Litaw in tagalog translates to show up or appear in English. What a cool way to name a dumpling huh?
You know I like to do a little Japanese twist to these recipes so I added some Aiya Cooking Grade Matcha. It gives the dumpling a very earthy flowery flavor and the most beautiful color.
Now let’s make the Palitaw!
1. Mix the rice flour and Aiya Matcha in a bowl.
2. Add in water slowly until it forms a dough.
3. Use an ice cream scoop to make equal rounds of dumplings.
4. Using a spoon, dip it in water and use the back of the spoon to create a crater in the dumpling. This will help pools the black sesame sauce later on.
5. Get water into a running boil and place the dumplings in the water one at a time. Once it floats to the top it’s done!
6. Place the Matcha Palitaw on a platter and drizzle with Black Sesame Rosewater Sauce.
Matcha Palitaw with Black Sesame Rosewater Drizzle
Mix the rice flour and Aiya Matcha in a bowl.
Add in water slowly until it forms a dough. Note you will probably not use all the water. Add in 1/2 cup of water and mix in the other water slowly until the dough forms.
Use an ice cream scoop to make equal rounds of dumplings.
Using a spoon, dip it in water and use the back of the spoon to create a crater in the dumpling. This will help pools the black sesame sauce later on.
Get water into a running boil and place the dumplings in the water one at a time. Once it floats to the top it’s done!
In a small bowl mix the black sesame paste and rosewater until fully combined. Drizzle on the Matcha Palitaw and sprinkle rose petals and garnish on top.
Aiya Organic Cooking Grade Matcha
Aiya Cooking Grade Matcha
These are just beautiful! I’m always looking for more ways to cook with matcha, so I’m glad I found this recipe. 🙂
My best friend’s mom is from the Philippines, but I’m not sure if she ever made us palitaw! They look so easy and delicious!!!
It really is so easy! I hope you try to make it for your BFF!
What a fabulous recipe and I love the combo of matcha and rosewater. These are beautiful! I love trying new recipes and I have to try this recipe.
Thank you so much!
That is a great story and I love the language element: Litaw since I am a bit of a language nerd. I think rosewater is under utilized in American culture and I try to use it in some dishes. Here are some Middle Eastern style shortbread cookies with rosewater: https://ethnicspoon.com/pistachio-rosewater-cookies/
Oh! I would love to try your shortbread cookies!
These are so cool and I love the beautiful green color from the matcha powder! I love trying recipes from other cultures!
Amazing photos and even more amazing is the recipe. I’m totally fascinated by it. I have some matcha powder and haven’t come up with a way to use it. This recipe would be great.
Wow, this sounds so interesting! I love the idea of matcha and rosewater together. Lovely photos too!
These are gorgeous! I love the green color and have been wanting to try Matcha powder and this looks like the perfect recipe to do that.
Such an interesting and unique recipe. Also, you have some very pretty photos.
Thanks Ben! Food Photography is my jam!
I have been loving rosewater lately, and adding it to your black sesame drizzle to pair with matcha sounds fantastic. This recipe has such a beautiful balance of flavors.
Thanks so much Amanda!
I love the combination of flavors! These sound so up my alley!
This look amazing and the color is stunning. Your step by step instructions make me feel like I’m in the kitchen with you.