Ube Suman Recipe
Two kinds of ube make this suman delicious.
The suman is a popular kind of kakanin, so this version is made extra delicious. This version is not only flavored with ube, making it a lovely lavender color, but it is also stuffed with real ube halaya, too. We use both ube flavoring and lihia to give it that distinct fluffiness and taste that makes this steamed rice cake tasty. Make it complete with niyog and homemade latik.
Remember to prepare the banana leaves for wrapping: pass the bananas over an open flame or heat source to gently soften the leaves. This will make the leaves less brittle and prevent the leaves from easily tearing while wrapping. Cut banana leaves into rectangles at least 9" by 6" inches sheets.