Step by Step Matcha Palitaw with Rosewater Black Sesame Sauce

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February 19th, 2018
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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?

Japanese Filipino Fusion

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.

Matcha Palitaw

Step by Step Matcha Palitaw

Now let’s make the Palitaw!

1. Mix the rice flour and Aiya Matcha in a bowl.

Matcha Palitaw

Matcha Palitaw

2. Add in water slowly until it forms a dough.

Matcha Palitaw

3. Use an ice cream scoop to make equal rounds of dumplings.

Matcha Palitaw

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.

Matcha Palitaw

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!

Matcha Palitaw

6. Place the Matcha Palitaw on a platter and drizzle with Black Sesame Rosewater Sauce.

Matcha Palitaw

 

Matcha Palitaw

Matcha Palitaw

This post is sponsored by Aiya Matcha, however the recipe, photos and opinions are my own.

 

Matcha Palitaw
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Matcha Palitaw with Black Sesame Rosewater Drizzle

Matcha Palitaw with Black Sesame Rosewater Drizzle

Course Snack
Cuisine Filipino, Japanese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 People
Author Rezel Kealoha

Ingredients

Matcha Palitaw

  • 1 Cup Mochi Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Matcha Powder
  • 1 Cup Water

Black Sesame Rosewater Drizzle

  • 1/4 Cup Black Sesame Paste
  • 1 Teaspoon Rosewater
  • Rose Petals

Matcha Black Sesame Garnish

  • 1 Teaspoon Black Sesame Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Shreded Coconut
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Matcha Powder

Instructions

Matcha Palitaw

  1. Mix the rice flour and Aiya Matcha in a bowl.

  2. 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.

  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!

Black Sesame Rosewater Drizzle

  1. 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.

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  • Dominique Fasano

    These are just beautiful! I’m always looking for more ways to cook with matcha, so I’m glad I found this recipe. 🙂

  • Sarah @ Champagne Tastes

    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!!!

    • Rezel Kealoha

      It really is so easy! I hope you try to make it for your BFF!

  • Eileen Murphy Kelly

    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.

    • Rezel Kealoha

      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/

    • Rezel Kealoha

      Oh! I would love to try your shortbread cookies!

  • Amy Nash

    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!

  • Heather O’Clair Kirby

    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.

    • Rezel Kealoha

      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.

    • Rezel Kealoha

      Thanks so much Amanda!

  • Madi Vachon

    I love the combination of flavors! These sound so up my alley!

  • Deborah Leader

    This look amazing and the color is stunning. Your step by step instructions make me feel like I’m in the kitchen with you.

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