Suman: Sweet Sticky Rice Cakes with Coconut Sauce


Sweet sticky rice cakes are very popular across South East Asia. In the Philippines, the local variation, suman, is rice cooked in coconut milk and steamed in banana leaves. This recipe is inspired by a suman I tried from a street food vendor in Antipolo City, Manila. The rice was perfectly steamed and the flavours were lifted by a drizzle of sweetened coconut sauce. These rice cakes are also beautiful when served simply with wedges of fresh mango and a sprinkling of toasted coconut.