Kulinarya’s theme for the month of October 2010 is SUMAN (Steamed Sticky Rice Wrapped In Banana Leaf).
Suman (Steamed Sweet Sticky Rice Rolls) are totally different from the sticky rice kakanin (native dessert/snack) that are baked or steamed in pans lined up with banana leaves and have a sweet glaze topping. You can tell Suman from it’s casing of banana leaves or young coconut leaves. They can be in cylindrical, square or triangular forms. Different regions in the Philippines offers their own take on Suman. Some even use grated cassava and millet seeds to make their Suman.