Here's my family's traditional merienda fare we serve guests. It's so simple and delightful it's been requested time and time again. Enjoy! (RELATED: How to Wrap Homemade Suman, Chocolate-Stuffed Suman)
Prep Time 30 minutes
vegetable oil4 white suman
1/2 cup grated queso de bola
1/2 cup melted butter
3/4 cup panucha or muscovado sugar
honeycured ham slices (optional)
1 In a frying pan, heat a little vegetable oil.
2 Place the suman in the pan, and fry each side until it turns golden brown.
3 Transfer the suman to a plate. Top with melted butter, panucha, or muscovado sugar. Then top with grated queso de bola and set honeycured ham on the side. Serve warm.
• Instead of melted butter and muscovado sugar, you can drizzle heated coco jam or latik on top of the fried suman.
• For a touch of Asian fusion, drizzle warm gata then place ripe mango slices on top a la sticky rice and mango.
• You can also use flavored suman to add variety to the dish. These are usually sold in Tiendesitas in Pasig City and Market! Market! in Taguig City.
• Want to set up a suman buffet? On a table, set different kinds of suman, different sauces (coco jam, latik, gata, mango sauce), and toppings (sesame seeds, pinipig, ube, muscovado sugar, fresh fruit slices).
Photography by Ocs Alvarez
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