Suman or Ibos Recipe

Suman or Ibos

Suman or Ibos


Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 120 minutes

  • 4 cups malagkit rice (glutinous rice)
  • 1 & 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 3 cups thick coconut milk
  • Buli leaves (for wrapping the suman)


  1. Wash rice and soak with water until it swells. Mix with 2 cups coconut milk and salt.
  2. Wrap mixture in prepared buli leaves (do not fill them up completely).
  3. Place suman in large container.
  4. Fill with water and remaining 1 cup coconut milk until suman is completely immersed.
  5. Let boil until suman is cooked, normally a couple of hours.
  6. Usually served with caramelized sugar and ripe mangoes


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