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Place of originPhilippines

Pilipit is a traditional Filipino deep-fried twisted doughnut. It is made with flour, eggs, milk, salt, and baking powder. It is made mostly identically to the shakoy doughnut, except for its crunchy and hard texture and its smaller and thinner size. The word pilipit means "twisted" in Tagalog.[1][2][3]

A very similar but distinct dessert, also known as pilipit, is a fried glutinous rice twisted doughnut from Maguindanao. It is much thicker and is made with a combination of white glutinous rice and purple rice, resulting in a distinctive lavender color. It is soaked and pounded into galapong and twisted into shapes before deep-frying. It is served sprinkled with fresh grated coconut.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Dychauco, Ed. "Crunchy Pilipit". SunStar Philippines. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  2. ^ "Pilipit". Kawaling Pinoy Tasty Recipes. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  3. ^ "Easy Sugar Pilipit Recipe". Ang Sarap!. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  4. ^ Heussaff, Erwan. "Greater Philippines: Maguindanao and Cotabato City". The Fat Kid Inside. Retrieved June 2, 2019.