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Alternative namespanyam, panialam
Place of originPhilippines
Region or stateMindanao
Main ingredientsGlutinous rice, muscovado, coconut milk
Similar dishesbibingka, puto

Panyalam or panyam, is a traditional Filipino fried rice pancake. It is made with ground glutinous rice, muscovado (or brown sugar), and coconut milk mixed into a batter that is deep-fried.[1][2][3][4]

Panyalam originates from Mindanao and nearby islands. It is particularly popular among Muslim Filipinos, including among the Maguindanao, Maranao, Sama-Bajau, and Tausug people. It is commonly served during special occasions and religious holidays (notably during Hari Raya).[2][3] It is also a traditional dish among native Christian and animist Lumad groups, like the Mansaka and non-Islamized communities of the Sama-Bajau.[5][6]


The panyalam name comes from the name of the special snacks made from rice flour from India, kuzhi paniyaram (குழி பணியாரம்).

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  1. ^ Edgie Polistico (2017). Philippine Food, Cooking, & Dining Dictionary. Anvil Publishing, Incorporated. ISBN 9786214200870.
  2. ^ a b Damo, Ida. "4 Must-Eat K'Gan Muslim Desserts". Choose Philippines. Archived from the original on 10 December 2018. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Food Trip: Zamboanga City". Travel Up. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  4. ^ Mercado, Brennan. "Two Tausug feasts: just another day in Jolo, Sulu". Baktin Corporation. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  5. ^ Damo, Ida. "Did You Know: 10 Unique and Delectable Tribal Dishes from Mindanao". Choose Philippines. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  6. ^ Aoyama Waka (2016). Living in the City as Sama-Bajau: the Case of Papa Melcito's Family (PDF). Harvard-Yenching Institute Working Paper Series. The University of Tokyo.