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Filipino Buchi

panlasangpinoy's picture
Buchi or Butsi is a rice cake made from sweet rice flour that is molded into shape with a sweet bean paste filling and sesame seed coating. This delectable treat is deep fried under high heat before serving. The most famous establishment that serves this in the Philippines would be Chowking . It is a Chinese fast-food chain owned by the largest local fast-food company in the Philippines, Jollibee corp. I remember ordering buchi as a dessert after having some Siopao Asado. It really tastes great especially when you have the gulaman drink by your side. There are several types of filling that can be used for Buchi. The most common is the sweetened red bean paste while the ube and condensed milk mixtures are also becoming popular. You may use any filling that you want as long as it suits your taste.
Ingredients
  Sweet rice flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Water 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Sweet red bean paste 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sesame seeds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cooking oil 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Directions

1. In a mixing bowl, combine the sweet rice flour and water then mix wel (This should form a dough).
2. Separate the dough into individual pieces
3. Roll each individual piece of dough until a spherical (round) shape is formed
4. Press the center of the spherical dough until the shape becomes concave (there should be a hollow spot in the center).
5. Scoop the sweet red bean paste using an ordinary teaspoon or measuring spoon then fill it in the hollow space of the dough (amount is up to you, just don€™t overfill).
6. Seal the dough and roll it once more until the shape is spherical
7. Place the sesame seeds in a bowl then roll the sphere shaped dough over it. Make sure that the seeds stick on the dough
8. Heat the pan and pour-in the cooking oil.
9. When the cooking oil is very hot, deep fry the dough until the sesame seed€™s color turns golden brown (about 2 to 3 minutes)
10. Remove the cooked buchi from the pan and drain excess oil.
11. Serve and Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Channel: 
Asian
This video is in Filipino.

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2 Comments

Mary Hazel's picture
Thank you for the teaching viedo with added English, and the written recipe in English. I have enjoyed eating these rice balls for many years and am very happy to be able to make them for my family. Good job. Mary Hazel
bee Enchenique's picture
Thank you for showing how to make them. I enjoy these all the time when i go out to Asian eateries or Asian markets..