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.

There are several types of filling that can be used for Buchi. The most common is the sweetened red bean paste while the ube and condensed milk mixtures are also becoming popular. You may use any filling that you want as long as it suits  your taste.

Try this yummy Buchi Recipe. Let me know what you think.



1 1/2 cups sweet rice flour

3/4 cup water

1/4 cup sweet red bean paste

1/2 cup sesame seeds

2 to 3 cups cooking oil

Watch the cooking video:

Cooking Procedure:

1. In a mixing bowl, combine the sweet rice flour and water then mix wel (This should form a dough).

2. Separate the dough into individual pieces

3. Roll each individual piece of dough until a spherical (round) shape is formed

4. Press the center of the spherical dough until the shape becomes concave (there should be a hollow spot in the center).

5. Scoop the sweet red bean paste using an ordinary teaspoon or measuring spoon then fill it in the hollow space of the dough (amount is up to you, just don’t overfill).

6. Seal the dough and roll it once more until the shape is spherical

7. Place the sesame seeds in a bowl then roll the sphere shaped dough over it. Make sure that the seeds stick on the dough

8. Heat the pan and pour-in the cooking oil.

9. When the cooking oil is very hot, deep fry the dough until the sesame seed’s color turns golden brown (about 2 to 3 minutes)

10. Remove the cooked buchi from the pan and drain excess oil.

11. Serve and Enjoy!

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  1. Hi,
    I can’t find sweet rice flour and red bean paste anywhere in malls? Can someone tell me exactly where to buy them? I’m located at Mandaluyong Manila.

  2. Kuya, bakit po pumuputok ang butchi na ginawa ko, I just followed nman po sa procedures and I replaced my own pumpkin paste with condensed milk as filling but I used canola oil for deep fry.

  3. yah yan din ginamit ko ng gumawa ako ng butsi at wla din me makitang red beans paste kya nagminatamis me ng kamote at yun ang filling ko okay nman yummy at yung oil n gamit ko sunflower oil ksi wla din me mkitang peanut oil ok its taste goods nagustuhan nf mga chinese okay good luck po

  4. Hello! Sir, I am from Cebu, this is my hobby now copy and practice how to cook your recipe… I make buchi but it turns very hard..I did not find sweet red bean paste and peanut oil here…
    instead I used rice flour and ube jam. Cannot be eaten super hard..Can I use glotinous rice?

  5. Alebel-Lee Villegas says:

    hello po..napanuod ko po ang video po pggawa ng butchi,knabukasan po sinubukan ko n xa gwin..ok nmn nging resulta ngustuhan ng anak ko..mdme pwde m22nan s Panlasang pinoy..keep it up!

  6. kinley says:

    hi there…im a novice in cooking and i find buchi intresting to cook…just wanna ask if you deep fry the buchi will it stick to the pan or not? for if im not mistaken po it sinks at first then it floats just when you do sticky rice balls…it will float din po ba?thank you po…

  7. thanks panlasang pinoy makakagawa na kami ng butse para sa project namin…!!!!tnx

  8. hi! i was searching on the internet for buchi recipe when i saw ur site and i really love your how-to video in making buchi. i tried making buchi for the first time following the step-by-step demo in your video and it turned out nice. However, my buchi cracks..i wonder why or what causes this…? plus medyo matabang sya… hope i could hear from you soon. thanks! more power!

  9. Hi Sir,

    hard to find red bean paste… please advise where’s the grocery available here in Manila. thanks…:)

  10. genevieve says:

    where po nakakabili ng red bean paste?

  11. kuya san po nakakabili ng
    red bean paste?

  12. Hi,

    I’ve tried using Ube jam instead of Red Bean paste and it taste so good!
    Malaking factor talaga yung cooking oil na gagamitin. Thanks for this delicious recipe. More power and more recipes to come. God Bless. Thanks.