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Suman Sinabalo

How to Make Sinabalo (Suman)

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Native Delicacies
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 8 servings


  • 2 cups malagkit rice glutinous rice
  • 1 1/4 cups thick coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 pieces green bamboo tube fresh
  • Banana leaves wilted


How to make sinabalo or suman:

  • Soak malagkit rice overnight. Wash and drain.
  • Add coconut milk and salt and cook until malagkit is half done, stirring the mixture to avoid sticking at the bottom of the container.
  • Divide the mixture into two and wrap each portion in banana leaves.
  • Insert inside a freshly cut bamboo tube.
  • Broil bamboo tube over hot charcoal, rotating it slowly until bamboo tube gets burned.
  • Makes eight servings.