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Suman Sa Ibus

Suman Sa Ibus
Suman Sa Ibus

Suman Sa Ibus
(Sticky Rice in Coconut Leaves)

Pinoy delicacy!


4 cups malagkit/sticky rice
3 cups coconut milk
1 tbs salt


Prepare young coconut leaves shaped into tube shape cylinders about 3 cms in diameter and 10 cms long.

Seal the end of the buri leaf by 1-1/2 inches.
Fold the bottom edge into a triangle shape.
Roll up the long buri leaf in an overlapping manner. It should create a tube where you can fill in the malagkit rice.

Suman preparation:

Mix the sticky rice, thick coconut cream and salt all together.
Fill each prepared tubes with the mixture from number 1.

Close the end of tube with a 1/4 inch toothpick which you can take from the midrib of the coconut leaf.

Make a bundle and tie it with buri strips.
Arrange in a large saucepan and cover with water.

Boil until cooked for about 2 and 1/2 hours.
Once cooked, untie and unwrap.

Best served with hot chocolate drink and slice sweet ripe mangoes on the side.


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