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Masi with peanut butter filling
Alternative namesPeanut rice ball
CourseDessert or snack
Place of originPhilippines
Region or stateLiloan, Cebu
Serving temperatureRoom temperature
Main ingredientsGlutinous rice, brown sugar or muscovado, chopped roasted peanuts
Similar dishesMoche, Mache, Buchi, Palitaw

Masi are glutinous rice balls with a peanut and muscovado filling from Cebu, Philippines. It is made from sweetened galapong (ground soaked glutinous rice) shaped into little balls with a filling of chopped roasted peanuts and muscovado or brown sugar. It is then boiled in water until it floats. It can also be steamed. It is traditionally sold wrapped in banana leaves.[1][2][3][4] Masi can be modified to use different fillings, like chocolate or peanut butter.[5] Coconut milk may also be used to give the dough a creamier flavor.[3]

Masi is sometimes anglicized as peanut rice balls.[2] Masi is related to the Tagalog mache and the Kapampangan moche, which are prepared similarly.[6]

See also


  1. ^ Bunachita, Jose Santino S. "'Manang Masi': 40 years of making, selling masi". Cebu Daily News. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Abelgas, Hannah (July 4, 2018). "Savor the Flavor: 13 Most Popular Delicacies in Cebu". Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Sweet, Peanut-Filled Masi Sa Liloan". The I ♥ Cebu blog by Peanut Browas. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  4. ^ Kilat, Vanessa. "How to Make 'MASI' (Peanut & Brown Sugar Rice Balls)". Good Thinking Ivy!. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  5. ^ Kilat, Vanessa. "How to Make Chocolate Rice Balls". Good Thinking Ivy!. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  6. ^ Castillo, Lydia. "Cebu Again". PhilStar Global. Retrieved December 3, 2018.