Puto Bumbong - Philippines

Puto Bumbong is a Philippines Christmas treat made from steamed, glutinous rice (puto) and bamboo canon or cylinder (bumbong). It takes some time to create the purple, sticky treat, but it is very popular during what is one of the longest Christmas seasons in the world. If you think decorations going up now is bad, the Philippines starts their festive season at the beginning of September and it runs up to the end of December.