Pastel De Arroz Al Vapor / Steamed Rice Cake

Pastel De Arroz Al Vapor / Steamed Rice Cake

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Updated May 16, 2023 at 10:07AM EDT by Rebecca Rhodes.

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Pastel De Arroz Al Vapor (English: "Steamed Rice Cake") refers to a traditional Filipino food that became part of a 'don't Google' trend on Twitter around May 2023. The trend was popularized among Spanish speakers, as the original name of the food "kue putu" is similar to the slur "puto" (English: "Bitch").


On May 10th, 2023, Twitter[1] user @_GabiWaby_ uploaded a Google search screenshot for "Pastel De Arroz Al Vapor" (English: "Steamed Rice Cake"). She added a caption in Spanish joking with the Filipino's original food name "kue putu" resembling the slur "puto." Her tweet (seen below) garnered 17 likes in five days.

LaWaby @_GabiWaby_ Follow Dicen que eres lo que comes. Tú seguro comes mucho pastel de arroz al vapor. pastel de arroz al vapor Imágenes Videos Comida Origen: Filipinas 5:11 PM - May 10, 2023 17 Shopping Se denomina o kue putu a una comida típica de las Filipinas, consistente en un pastel de arroz cocido al vapor. Este método de cocción es muy usado en el país, junto con el hervor y el asado, y se incorporó a la cocina filipina a través de otras cocinas asiáticas. Wikipedia Reply ↑ Share : Noticias O


A few days later, on May 12th, 2023, Twitter users started to post "don't Google" memes about the Filipino food. For instance, Twitter user @SrLuchoPortuano[2] uploaded a "Peter I told you" meme with the overlay text in Spanish "I told you not to Google pastel de arroz al vapor." The tweet (seen below, garnered 5,500 likes and 271 retweets in three days.

te lo dije Peter, que no busques "pastel de arroz al vapor"

On the same day, more memes were posted on Twitter about the "pastel de arroz al vapor" Google search. For example, Twitter[3] user @FKlarsDW posted an Oshi No Ko meme warning people not to Google the food. The post (seen below) garnered 85 likes and 2 retweets in three days.

Banda no busquen "Pastel de arroz al vapor" en Google...

Some users started to replace the Spanish slur "puto" with the food's translated name "pastel de arroz al vapor." For example, Twitter[4] user @FurnandoXD replaced the word to form "hijo de arroz al vapor," meaning "son of a bitch." The post (seen below) garnered 344 likes and 7 retweets since it was uploaded on May 12th.

Aquiles Castro @FurnandoXD . Follow Hijo de "pastel de arroz al vapor" 10:22 PM - May 12, 2023 344 Reply ↑ Share Ⓡ

Various Examples

Un random @Chuli81612332. Follow Eres un alto pastel de arroz al vapor 11:37 PM - May 12, 2023 209 Reply 1 Share O Fongus 172 @Fongus172. Follow Si lees esto, eres un pastel de arroz al vapor. 9:59 AM - May 13, 2023 2 Reply 1 Share Peacock (RP) @la_peacock Follow Nunca busquen Pastel de arroz al vapor en Google 4:23 PM May 13, 2023 13 Reply ↑ Share Ⓡ nombre aleatorio * @nombrealeator13. Follow pastel de arroz al vapor 2:13 AM May 13, 2023 25 Reply 1 Share

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External References

[1] Twitter . @_GabiWaby_

[2] Twitter – @SrLuchoPortuano

[3] Twitter – @FKlarsDW

[4] Twitter – @FurnandoXD

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