About this recipe: Also known as palitaw. Sweetened sticky rice balls are rolled in a sugar and sesame seed mix, before being topped with grated coconut. A delicious, sticky and chewy dessert or snack.
Glutinous rice flour can be purchased from Chinese/Oriental speciality stores.
These are delicious, but to make them even better, try adding a can of coconut milk or cream to the water that you boil them in. This will give the cakes a strong coconut flavor - 08 Aug 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I liked how simple and inexpensive it was to make these. Just like the ones I buy from my local Asian grocery store. I did have to add more flour for a thicker consistency and I did not ball them in my hand. I used a melon baller, scooped them into boiling water then stretched them after they were cooked, as I did a coating of coconut. I would also modify and use 1/4 tsp salt rather than 1 tsp. It was too salty for my taste. After modifying the recipe they were great though! Reminds me of the treats mama would buy for me in the fish market when I was growing up - 11 May 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I like the taste but using the recipe provided, I ended up with a really gooey palitao so I ended up having to add more rice flour until it was hard enough to form balls with. I love the taste though. It's exactly how I remembered it. Thanks for the recipe! - 25 Aug 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)