Buchi or Butsi is a rice cake made from sweet rice flour that is molded into shape with a sweet bean paste filling and sesame seed coating. This delectable treat is deep fried under high heat before serving.
The most famous establishment that serves this in the Philippines would be Chowking . It is a Chinese fast-food chain owned by the largest local fast-food company in the Philippines, Jollibee corp. I remember ordering buchi as a dessert after having some Siopao Asado. It really tastes great especially when you have the gulaman drink by your side.
1 cup rice, uncooked
1/2 cup mongo
oil, for deep frying
1. Soak rice overnight in water, then grind. Wrap in cheesecloth and hang to drip. On the other hand, boil mongo and mash.
2. Dissolve 1/3 cup sugar in 1/8 cupwater, then add mixture to mashed mongo. Cook over medium heat until dry. Allow to cool, then shape into small balls. Set aside.
3. Dissolve 2 tbsp. sugar in 2 tbsp. water. Add to dry ground rice. Mash and form into small balls.
4. Flatten each ball of rice dough, and spread out thinly. Place ball of mongo on top of rice dough, then carefully wrap to form into a shape of ball.
5. Fry in deep medium-high oil until golden brown.