Suman making and Kasoy in Antipolo City
One of my favorite! Suman! and when we look for suman? We definitely find it in Antipolo City!
Suman has been popularly known in Antipolo as “Pasalubong” or present to friends or love ones specially for tourist and first timers or even people who usually visits the place. But did you know that Suman production actually started in Cainta, Rizal and not really in Antipolo? It was copied and later knowned and popularized in Antipolo though.
We had a short chat with one of the makers and sellers of Suman in Antipolo and according to her, this business became a big help specially to his fellow kababayan with in the City.
Ms. Baby thought us how easy it is to make my favorite Suman. Sticky rice are use, and then it is mixed with salt and coconut milk.
Use your bare hands in mixing to make it more accurate, just remember to clean and wash your hands before doing all of the procedures.
After mixing the ingredients, we are now ready to wrap the rice. Kampil, as what the local called it where use to wrap the sticky rice. Kampil is made from Buli leaf, it is being produce also within the area of Antipolo and is paid per sack.
Aling Baby thought me how to wrap the Suman, and i find it very challenging. Her workers do the wrapping almost 8 to 12 seconds only per piece. It was so fast i couldn’t follow how it was done. But as Aling Baby say’s they are doing it for decades everyday. I will be needing a lot of practice to perfect the right knot.
After wrapping, it was then arrange in a big casserole, and will be cooked for 1 hour and 30 minutes
Wait till it boils, then put a smash ginger on top. The ginger will enhance the smell as well as the taste of the Suman.
Well the best part of the whole process is still when it is ready to be eaten… hehehe .. it was best to be eaten cold though, with sugar or jam to give it a sweet taste. In the market of Antipolo, it was sold 3 for 20 pesos, but if you will directly buy in the place where suman is made like in Aling Baby’s you can avail it in a much cheaper price.
Here are some of the pictures taken from our journey in Antipolo.
To know more about Suman as well as other products of Antipolo City. Watch Bread n’ Butter every Sunday and check out the Antipolo episode. Thats every Sunday from 8-9am on UNTV 37- Your Public Service Channel.
(All pictures are taken by Rodel Flordeliz, Krizzle Aniag and Argie Purisima)