Tuesday, July 29, 2014

How To make a Perfect Suman



Suman is a  delicious Filipino Dainty that is very popular in the Philippines, there are different types of suman and the ingredients varies from each type. When I met Ate Pabling and tasted her "Suman" I said "wow this is so yummy" that's why I let her teach me how to cook a perfet suman because I want to share it to everybody and here is her secret and the suman she made.

Ingredients:
4 cups glutinous rice
4 cups coconut milk
1/4 kilo white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
thumb size ginger ( grated) optional
wilted banana leaves
water ( enough to cook the suman)


Procedure:
1. Soak the glutinous rice in a water for at least 20 minutes or until bloated then drained.
2. In a pot put the coconut milk, sugar, ginger and salt then bring to a boil, when boiling,  add the soaked glutinous rice, give a good stir, cover and cook it like a normal rice (sinaing) but do not cook thoroughly, when it is almost done (medyo bigas pa pero malapit ng maluto) turn off the heat.
3. Get the wilted banana leaves, spoon a portion of the rice then wrap in the banana leaves, do this until all the rice will be wrapped.
4. Put in the pot, add the water and boil the suman until fully cooked. ( around 45 minutes or more).

34 comments:

  1. How do you finish cooking the suman? Do you steam it? Thanks. I have to make sure because I'm not familiar with cooking suman.

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    1. My grandma used to put coconut milk when steaming or boiling the wrapped suman

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  2. You mention enough water, why not give the right amount. I hope it is really good.

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    1. Because it would depend o. The size of your steamer

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  3. @ anonymous to finish cooking the suman its in procedure number 4. Put in the pot, add the water and boil the suman until fully cooked. ( around 45 minutes or more). ----Boil it.

    @ anonymous water differs from the shape and size of the pot that you are going to use, that's why i dont want to put limit in the water measurement. Level the water with the suman, that's enough to cook it.

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    1. my grandma used to put diluted coconut milk instead of plain water

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  4. Can I use aluminium foil in replacement to banana leaves?

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    1. nope. then,
      that's not suman at all!

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  5. Can I use aluminium foil instead of banana leaves?

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  6. We have here canned coconut milk. How many cans do I have to use? Kasi malapot po ang gata sa can.

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  7. @ vicky Borg you can try.

    @ anonymous in every can of coconut milk in your place mix it with 1 cup warm water then just measure it with cup needed for this recipe.

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  8. You can steam this.That's what I do and I use 5lbs.Malagkit,7 cans coco milk and 2 cups sugar and itsp salt.Same procedure only I steam.it will make around 40 pcs.depending on the size you want.

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  9. To get d coconut milk.. how much water do you put in 1 grated coconut?

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    1. for 1 kilo grated coconut just put 3 cups

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  10. How do you make the wilted banana leaves?

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    1. over the fire on a stove pass the banana leaves until wilted, be careful not to burn it.

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    2. You can also boil the leaves until wilted

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  11. Pagkatapos kong linisin ang banana leaves, pinaplantsa ko ang mga ito pero nasa pagitan sya ng dalawang malinis at mapinong tela. Mas mabilis ito kesa ipadaan sa apoy sa stove.

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  12. aling mely, bakit ho may ginger ang suman nyo?

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    1. dahil nasasarapan kami kapag merong ginger, mabango

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    2. you can also put strips of chocolate and put inside the suman...

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  13. This is exactly the way I make my suman. I make a latik syrup by boiling brown sugar with coconut milk until it's thickened. Delicious with the suman.

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  14. Hi can I substitute the white sugar with brown sugar?

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  15. Sa Tanjay Negros Oriental this is how they cook suman. Kakang gata ginagami nila at masarap talaga

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    1. Yes I agree, ang budbud tanjay is the best suman in the world.

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    2. Yes I agree, ang budbud tanjay is the best suman in the world.

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  16. thanks for sharing i will try to cook this suman. sana almost perfect. ❤️

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  17. this is a "bisaya"version of suman...ginagawa ko pa rin ito lagi...but i do like others give a tip!i never boiled the suman in water....just steam it for best results!

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