From the province where I come, we call it Manapla puto. Manapla is a town north of Bacolod. Before this puto became available elsewhere in Negros, we’d drive to Manapla to get this, or when we’d go to Fabrica to swim in Cornell, we’d pass by Manapla to get this. These were sold in small paper bags.
Then when I was in high school, during breaks in our Saturday CAT (Citizens’ Army Training), we would walk to a subdivision nearby to buy this hot, alongside a bottle of ice cold Coke. The pair would always be the highlight of our CAT, at least it was for me.
Later, the same person that sold this, made colored puto which is also very good. It had to be pre-ordered though. And much later, they came up with puto pao, which was so delicious, people swooned when I brought some to a gathering in my son’s school here in Manila.
Yesterday, son called to ask if I wanted something from the Negros Fair in Glorietta. The only think I could think off, offhand, was this puto from Quan. As it was the only “size” available, he got me 50 pcs at P200. Hence, breakfast today.
Son raved. So did husband.
I’m glad they appreciate something from my part of the world.
Buy this puto and other delicious delicacies, art work, et al. from the Negros fair that ends tomorrow.
Promise, this post was put up for the puto. The plug for the fair is incidental…
Some pictures grabbed from Facebook of items available in the fair:
These mingo puffs are very good according to a cousin. Pity I forgot to ask son to get me some.