Going around Tiendesitas Food Village, I chanced upon Tita Lynn’s Flavored Suman. Suman is a Filipino delicacy made of sticky rice with coconut milk wrapped tightly in banana leaves (suman sa ibus).
I understand they started the business in the 90’s but I am not really familiar with the brand. But eversince I got a taste of their flavored suman last year, I became one of their loyal customers. They have reinvented this very popular Filipino delicacy. I don’t usually like flavored varieties because they sort of muddle my very simple taste buds but with this one, I had no problem. I particularly like chocolate and ube. But the best is still the original flavor. Its sweetness is just right and there’s no need to dip it in sugar.
And what’s the best partner for suman but kapeng barako (espresso roast) from Batangas that comes with muscovado sugar – an organic brown sugar produced with reduced use of chemical fertilizer. They do sell it there too.
Enjoy your suman and kape!