The Top 12 Filipino Foods for All Saints Day
All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day are traditional Catholic holidays set aside to commemorate all the saints and the souls of the dead. It is a part of Filipino tradition to cook and prepare Native Filipino foods in our homes to commemorate our love ones who passed away and to enjoy the presence of the whole family. Glutinous Rice or Malagkit is the star ingredient for this season. My family’s favorite Native foods that we always prepare are Arroz Valenciana, Biko, Sapin Sapin and Kutsinta.
What is Glutinous rice ? It is a sticky rice, sweet rice, waxy rice, botan rice, biroin chal, mochi rice, and pearl rice, and pulut is a type of Asian rice that is especially sticky when cooked. It is called glutinous in the sense of being glue-like or sticky and not in the sense of containing gluten. While called “sticky”, it is not to be confused with the other varieties of Asian rice, which become sticky to one degree or another when cooked. (from Wikipedia)
Here are the Top 12 Filipino Foods prepared during All Saints Day.
1] Special Puto – Special Puto is the common pair for Dinuguan, you can always find both in many native restaurants in the Philippines. Puto is a steamed fluffy Rice Cake usually eaten as dessert.