Last Friday I gave a friend a slab of salmon carefully packed in a container. Today I received the same container full of suman (sticky rice) which to some is also known as budbud. (Thanks Rose!) I was so grateful (but I didn’t show it much lol) because I haven’t had this kind of rice cake for the longest time. Albeit being home last summer, I didn’t get to taste any of the many variations of suman…
As a kid I was more familiar having matamis na bao (coconut jam), sometimes plain sugar and occasionally latik (fried coconut milk solids) with suman. It’s still clear to me how latik is made since I would watch my mom do it (if I’m still awake at night that is). The smell, the solids formed, the oil left behind and finally how the browned solids are extracted…Just one of the many we can make out of the tree of life’s fruit. Unfortunately, I’ve never learned how to make latik or suman by myself (bummer…).
In the middle of Europe and 16 hours away from home, it is quite impossible to make latik at 6 in the evening nor is it advisable to run to the Asia shop for coconut jam. And as mentioned, I haven’t done latik myself so forget it…Thank goodness I really don’t need to…one bite and you get all the sweetness a suman should have! They’re sweet as is but not the sweetness that you’d get tired of but rather the opposite…
Now, about the mangoes. Well, I was supposed to cook tuna with mango-tomato salsa tonight for hubby’s dinner. I set aside a few slices for this craving. I have always enjoyed mango with sticky rice after trying it once. My dear friend Jean who ofts Bangkok introduced me to this yummy treat…I won’t tell how many wraps I opened today. 😛
Spice Up Your Life says
Miss ko na ang suman!
Spice Up Your Life
Yup! my mom is also great in cooking latik,I think you need to have tons of patience doing it unfortunately, I don’t have it. 🙁
well done, sticky rice and mango, perfect combination…looks yummy! happy Friday!:)
this is so yummy =)
luna miranda says
yay, suman at mangga–perfect combination!
next time you’re home, try Tita Lyn’s suman…super sarap. hot choco naman ang mina-match ko.:p
really pwede pala silang pagsamahin… hehehe 🙂 dropping by for FTF.
the first time i tried sticky rice with mango (and with hot coconut milk all over it) was at Muang Thai restaurant here in QC. i absolutely loved it!!!! nakakamiss! mapuntahan nga ulit.. 😀
I haven’t tried suman with mangga but I’m salivating over the thought. Masarap rin yung suman with pinipig inside, I eat a lot of those when its available!
ang sarap nman nyn..match na match..parang champorado at tuyo 😛
Ooh lala, missing that! yummy! Happy weekend!
ohhh perfect combination
here’s my food TRIP friday entry
here’s my FOOD FRIDAY entry
Daming nagsasabing perfect talaga ang suman at mangoes… pero di ko pa talaga nata-try. 😀
my Food Friday post
my Food Trip Friday post
Mango and sticky rice, I love it. There was a phase early this year when I cooked mango and sticky rice for like a week, everyday =)
perfect partner yang dalawa, zel! it’s also great with hot choco or the genuine tablia.
nakakagutom ang ginagawa ko now ang it’s 3:22 in the morning. hehehee
for me, it is suman and banana.. but i’ll try yours too.. looks perfect together..
Excellent combo! Nakakagutom