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5 from 4 votes

Suman sa Ibos Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Filipino
Author: Eduardo Joven


  • 3 cups malagkit rice
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups thick coconut milk
  • 1 cup water


  • Wash and soak the malagkit (glutinous rice) in water for an hour or until the grains are swollen then drain.
  • Add salt and coconut milk, then mix well.
  • Prepare Ibos wrapper (refer below) then fill with rice mixture. Seal tubes and tie with strips of the ibos.
  • Arrange the suman in a big saucepan and cover with water. Cover the pot and boil for 2 hours or until cooked.
  • Serve with sugar or ripe mango.

How to wrap a Suman Ibos

  • Fold the end of the buri leaf by 1 1/2 inches.
  • Fold the bottom edge into a triangle.
  • Start rolling up the buri leaf in an overlapping manner.
  • Roll up the buri to make a tube.
  • Attach a small piece of wooden pick to secure the tube.
  • Fill the tube with malagkit.
  • Seal the ibos tube.
  • Tie with strips of buri.