Whenever I am working in front of my desktop computer, I just can’t help but notice the fancy oval jar. A jar which contains bubod that I cultured several months ago. Am I able to make a good rice wine using it? Are the organisms still alive? Are the two pieces of bubod my good friend gave me gone to waste? I should have stored it inside our refrigerator.
Thanks! I indeed hid some in refrigerator.
I was not really concern about its viability. Instead, I am getting hungry every time I see it. I feel like getting one and crack it between my teeth. The bubod look like small but extra thick cookies. The surface texture is slightly rough. The color is a mixture of dirty white to brown. It crumbles when cut or pressed. Characteristics that are similar to cookies.
I have never tasted it yet though. Things might not go well. It might cause me stomach pain. Bubod is a plain ground rice added with various microorganisms. The thing is meant to break down complex carbohydrates to simple forms then transform it to ethanol. It is not food. It is a processing aid for making rice wine.
What if I borrow the bubod making process? Omit the addition of old powdered bubod and add some sugar to taste?
I kneaded three parts powdered rice and two parts brown sugar. Then molded it to saucer like structure. I made it much thinner to hasten drying. The sun was barely shining for past few days. I might have a hard time drying these.
The trial never went out well. The surface was getting white as it dries and the taste is nothing but a raw rice.
Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.