This 4 Suman recipe are my favorites. They are easy to make and they are filling too. You can serve them anytime for snacks or make a huge batch and freeze them for future potluck or party.
What is Suman?
Suman is a sweet dessert made of malagkit/glutinous rice. It’s one of my favorite snacks that always remind me of home. It has coconut milk, sugar, and salt. The cooked sticky rice is wrapped with banana leaves and boiled to maintain its shape. Often served during Holidays like Christmas and New Year, you can find them sold in the side street stalls in the Philippines all year round.
There are several versions of Suman, depending on which island you are living in the Philippines. In Bohol, where I lived, Suman is called Bud Bud (read as Bood Bood). There is also a Suman version from Negros, and it’s called Suman Ilongo. The term Suman is from the Luzon. Nevertheless, in all versions, the main ingredient is sticky rice or malagkit.
Suman is one of my favorite snacks due to its delicious taste, and it is very filling. Eating one Suman can quickly fill you up.