I love native snacks or “kakanin” in local dialect, usually made from glutinous rice like suman, biko, sapin-sapin, puto-bumbong and many more. Today I have this Suman sa ibos which I bought from a kakanin vendor, I usually dip this in brown sugar or if there’s no brown, to white sugar.
Anyways, I feel like a little adventurous today (naks!) I have a bottle of peanut butter here, why not try it since peanut butter naman is sweet di ba and it adds another flavor pa to the usual taste of suman.
Suman sa Ibus/ibos – A ubiquitous variety of suman in the Philippines, the glutinous rice is washed, and is then mixed with salt and coconut milk. The mixture is poured over pre-made coil containers of young palm leaves called Ibus or Ibos, and fixed with the leaf’s central shaft. This is then steamed using water mixed with “luyang dilaw” (turmeric) — giving it that distinctly yellow colour — and served either with a mixture of shredded coconut and sugar, or latik — (reduce coconut milk until white lumps form and simmer until golden brown). source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suman_%28food%29
So there… believe me it’s really good, I can’t wait for “Manang Magsusuman” (the vendor) to come back and buy another bunch of suman…lol. I’m sure even kids will love it. Nice to have it for meryenda (afternoon snack) with hot cup of coffee or salabat (ginger tea) on the side or even for breakfast.
You should try it too.. Chow!!!