Alternative namesMatse
CourseDessert or snack
Place of originPhilippines
Region or stateSanta Rosa and Biñan, Laguna
Serving temperatureRoom temperature
Main ingredientsGlutinous rice, sugar, pandan, grated coconut
Similar dishesMoche, Masi, Buchi, Palitaw

Mache or matse are glutinous rice balls originally plain or flavored with coconut and pandan from the province of Laguna, Philippines. It is made from boiled galapong (ground soaked glutinous rice) usually plain or with pandan flavoring. It is then filled with toasted sesame seeds and sugar and rolled in more glutinous rice flour or powdered sugar for more sweetness. The resulting dish is characteristically white in color or green due to the pandan extracts.[1][2][3]

Other versions of the dish do not use pandan and are very similar to the Kapampangan moche and Cebuano masi.[4][5]

See also


  1. ^ "A taste of the Philippines' most unique 'kakanin'". GMA News Online. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Mga Patok na Kakanin na karamihan sa atin ay ngayon lang Makikita". The Trending Planet. 14 November 2018. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Laguna delicacies". Glossary of Filipino Food. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  4. ^ Castillo, Lydia. "Cebu Again". PhilStar Global. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  5. ^ "'Sinukmani,' 'kilawing puso ng saging,' 'guinataang yapyap,' 'matse' - Sta. Rosa specialties". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 3 December 2018.