Suman sa Ibos

Filipino Style Recipe: Suman sa ibos is a popular Filipino delicacy made from glutinous rice, coconut milk and salt then wrap in buri leaves. Cook in a boiling water until done then serve with latik sauce.

Estimated time of preparation: 30 minutes(plus soaking time)
Estimated time of cooking: 1-2 hours

3 cups glutinous rice (malagkit)
2 cups coconut milk
1 tablespoon salt
young coconut or buri leaves for wrapping

Part 1
1. In a large bowl, place glutinous rice, coconut milk and salt then leave it for at least 20 minutes or until the rice absorb the coconut milk. Set aside.

Part2 (To make a buri wrapper)
1. Fold the end of buri leaf by half inch then fold the bottom edge into a triangle.
2. Swirl the buri leaf in an overlapping manner to make a tube then lock to prevent from swirling back.
3. Scoop the mixture into mold then seal then end with toothpick and tie with buri strips. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a big pot, arrange the pieces then pour enough water to cover the wrapped rice mixture.
2. Bring to boil in a low heat for at least 1 1/2 hours or until done.
3. Remove from the pot then let it cool.
4. Unwrap then transfer to serving plate. Serve with latik.

Sapin Sapin

Filipino Style Recipe: Sapin sapin is another popular Filipino delicacy and pasalubong that is commonly sold along the streets which is similar to other sticky rice cake. This delicacy is composed of several layers “sapin” with different colours and usually serve as dessert or snack in any special occasions.

3 cups glutinous rice flour
1 cups white sugar
6 cups coconut milk
1 big can condensed milk
1/2 teaspoon purple or ube food coloring
1/2 teaspoon yellow food coloring
1/2 cup purple yam, mashed(optional)
1/2 cup jackfruit strips(optional)
toasted coconut or latik for toppings(optional)

Part 1
1. In a large bowl, combine glutinous rice flour, coconut milk, condensed milk and sugar then mix until well blended.
2. Divide the mixture into 3 equal parts then place in a separate bowls.

Part 2
1. In a first mixture, add purple yam and purple food coloring then mix well.
2. In a second mixture, add jackfruit and yellow food coloring then mix well.
3. The third mixture will remain white color.

Part 3.
1. In a pan, brush with oil or place plastic wrap then pour purple mixture and steam for 15 minutes.
2. Add yellow mixture then steam for another 15 minutes.
3. Add white mixture then steam for another 15 minutes or until fully cooked.
4. Remove from the steamer and let it cool before slicing into serving pieces.
5. Transfer to serving plate then top with toasted coconut or latik.