|Palitaw ala Kikay|
With the rice flour, all you need to do is add a little water to form a dough and viola! You have your galapong na bonggang bongga!
Anyway, as I was waiting for the palitaw to emerge from the boiling coconut milk (I use coconut milk instead of just plain water), I realized the semblance of the dish to our local politicians.
The Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections are slated for next week, and people whom I have NEVER seen or heard before are now parading daily in our neighborhood. They go door to door, introduce themselves and recite tons of promises-that-are-made-to-be-broken-anyway and other political crap.
Why am I not surprised that candidates would even kill just to secure a seat in the barangay? With a meager monthly salary of around Php10,000, they spend millions in the campaign. The other day, there was news that a candidate put a bullet through his mouth due to depression because he failed to get enough funds for his campaign. Dang!
Doesn’t that tell you that corruption starts at the bottom – yes, at the Barangay level? To be that desperate for a position tells me something more than just the itch to serve the Filipino people.
Elections time was like the boiling coconut milk, it makes these politicians float (or sprout) like palitaw. However, the good thing about palitaw is that you enjoy it and you feel satisfied after eating. The politicians who emerge winners later on forget their promises and make our stomachs turn upside down with their corrupt practices.
Anyway, back to my recipe.So how to make palitaw? It's easy.
5. Drop the rice flour dough into the briskly boiling water (or coconut milk).
1. Start by becoming an actor, actress, newscaster, or child of a powerful family.
3. Practice the art of discreet stealing by getting coins out of your piggy bank without breaking it. Improvise! Come on, you can do it!
4. Wave a whole damn lot.
:-) Enjoy! (the palitaw, not the politicians)