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Puso' vendor on the side street of Cebu, Philippines

Puso’ vendor on the side street of Cebu, Philippines

As I was driving, I saw this puso’ vendor on the side of the street. Puso’ is rice that has been wrapped in a woven palm leaf pouch and boiled.

Story has it that the seafarers’ need to keep cooked rice from spoiling during long sea voyages. The palm leaves used in wrapping the rice are always shaped into sort of diamond form and stored hanging in bunches in the open air.

While in Cebu it’s a common everyday food which traditionally used as packed lunch brought by workers, which is eaten with pork or chicken grilled skewers, in Indonesia it’s called ketupat and mainly eaten during special day of Idul Fitri.

Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L, shot @ 1/25, f/4, ISO 200