OMFG "BALIKUTSA"?? HELP ME!!!

Written By bryanboy

OMFG "BALIKUTSA"?? HELP ME!!!

Oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god! Are you in the third world? I need your help **NOW**!!! I ventured outside my grandma’s house and went to sari sari store and found these.

I can’t even remember the last time I had this shit but man, this is sooo. fucking. good. I’ve been looking for this crap in Makati supermarket FOR YEARS but they don’t sell this over there. Can someone please tell me what they’re made of? TELL ME NOW! I’M BEING INTERVIEWED BY SOMEONE FROM NYC LIKE NOW AND I WANNA TELL THEM ABOUT THIS SHIT. I know they’re made from sugar but my mum said they’re from sugar cane or whatever. I need specifics! The bitch barked at me — she told me how they’re soo full of bacteria and shit because sweaty third world men roll this on their shoulders or whatever. IS THIS TRUE??? THEY’RE SOO GOOD THOUGH. OH MY GOD.

Oh just bloody tell me what this shit is made of.

[Edit: I’m trying to pinpoint what they taste like and I’m thinking the caramelized sugar crust of a good ol’ creme brulee.]

23 Comments

  1. rockstarheroine

    i think this thing is made from sugar. the melted sugar… which becomes caramel… i think. haha! nooo they’re not dirtyyyy! IT’S YUMMY!! riiight?

  2. lynnerina

    Greetings from Singapore…I just asked my maid and she said its made from brown sugar (gula malaka) and coconut shavings toasted in a huge wok till it sticks together..rolled and left to cool.

  3. sugarcane juice. :p you boil them until they get really sticky and tough. it’s by tradition that they’re… i’m not sure… “man-handled” by little old ladies and stretched until they get to the right shape. a store across the mo. ignacia st. gate of our school sold this, but it’s just made out of brown sugar. they wrapped it in milo/ovaltine wrappers and sold them for fifty centavos a piece. i’m not sure if the store’s still there. the stuff’s sooo hard to find right now. :)

  4. Hey BB,
    In Negros, we call them Butong-Butong (Pull-Pull) and it’s made of sugar (from sugarcane of course!). I don’t know how they call it in Manila because I haven’t seen them anywhere else outside of Negros…

  5. THIS IS MADE OF PURE MOLASSES PAINSTAKINGLY BOILED, STIRRED LIKE HELL TO GOOEY CONSISTENCY AND PULLED MANUALLY (TO HELL AGAIN WHERE ELSE?) BY WHOEVER’S MAKING IT. LEFT TO COOL TO HARDEN.
    I DON’T UNDERSTAND A HARD LABOR LIKE THIS COULD ONLY FETCH A CHEAP PRICE!
    THIS SWEETS ARE RARE NOWADAYS!!! CONGRATULATIONS FOR FINDING THEM. YUM YUM!

  6. It’s the same ingredients with your Christmas Candy Cane without the red and white food coloring. This shit is pure and all natural.

  7. in the metro its called tira-tira. its available in your suking tindahan. =)

  8. jubiesparklez

    OMG…the one and only time i’ve been to the philippines when i was 9 i couldn’t help buying this stuff almost everyday…lol
    i was staying with my mom’s family in iloilo and they called it butong-butong just like they do in negros i guess because of what kikki said in her comment…
    i can’t wait till i go back this summer i’m stocking up..i used to buy it from the little store across the street from my house..
    ENJOY BB!!
    have one for me!

  9. CLASSIC BACK HAND SLAP! lol
    “Greetings from Singapore…I just asked my maid and she said its made from brown sugar (gula malaka) and coconut shavings toasted in a huge wok till it sticks together..rolled and left to cool.”

  10. i Don’T kNoW whaT TheY CaLL iT heRe iN MaNiLa BuT iT’s SOoo aDdiCTiVe..
    hehe..
    LuvU BB!
    mwaaah..

  11. jeweladdict

    definitely butong butong. i love these sweets , lost many a tooth to them in my childhood lol anyway its not molasses its sugar thats been worked and pulled like a candycane. delicious. ka damo di gali sg mga ilonggo nga ga basa sang blog ni bryanboy! lol!

  12. jeweladdict

    kelly: gula melaka is palm sugar and this is sugarcane sugar, also i dont recall coconut shavings being in this. as far as i know its pure sugarcane sugar.let me ask my chinese butler to confirm though. :)

  13. this is similar to the coffee crumble pieces at the top of red ribbon’s coffee crumble cake.
    I think its the same thing its just that red ribbon’s doesnt come in the form of a log.

  14. we call it Balikutsa in Naga City. I love it too. Let me know if you want some, I’ll be happy to send you a box of it.
    Mwuahugs!!!
    Bratyfly from makati

  15. gorgeous_mom

    where exactly can you buy it. i’ve been craving for it for so long.

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