Rice cakes like suman, bico, and sapin sapin are standard snack fares whenever we go on a trip to the wet market. But there are also some special ones that you won’t find in just any rice cake stall in the market. One such treat is Rosalie’s Suman , Pinipig with Buko from Marilao Bulacan.
This suman is wrapped in uncooked banana leaf and has a greenish tint. It has some brown sweetened coconut and pinipig sprinkled on the side which adds both flavor and texture to the snack. It is flavored just right that you don’t have to put sugar or latik on it. My musically inclined niece noted that if she was to compare it with one of her band equipment, it is as great as the new violin that she got from her cousin. If it wasn’t so heavy or filling on the tummy, the two of us wouldn’t mind finishing the whole plate on our own. As it is, we contented ourselves with four suman each that afternoon. Aside from having a trash bag for the banana leaves, you don’t need anything else when taking these snacks on the go. The leaves are not greasy so you don’t have to worry about getting oil on your hands and it does not need to be seasoned or paired with something else for you to enjoy.
Rosalie’s Suman is available at their store in Sta. Rosa Marilao Bulacan. You may also find them in some specialty stalls at malls and groceries. In our case, we get them from the Aling Remy’s Puto-Kutsinta Stall along JP Rizal St. in Marikina.