A portion of Ballesteros pride comes in a bite-sized serving of sweetened glutinous rice wrapped in a balisungsong (cone shape) of a young banana leaf.

Cooking patupat is a part of Ballesteros DNA. It starts with a tedious process of pre-soaking rice in a water, partial cooking and reducing, packing it into balisungsong of young banana leaves and steaming. It is a concoction of glutinous rice, coconut milk, sugar and salt. Pairing it with a hot chocolate drink and slices of a ripe mango is the best way to enjoy it.