Suman and Mango

One of the wonderful things about Filipino food and veganism is that a lot of Filipino sweets are vegan as-is. One vegan sweet is suman, sticky sweet rice and coconut milk that is steamed, usually in a banana leaf. Suman is a nice treat with fresh sweet mango:

We like to leave the making of suman to those who do it better than we do. We have several of this particular suman in our freezer and steam them when we want to eat them.

This particular suman was perfectly sweet. Sometimes, we dip suman in sugar or a thick cocoa. Another way to sweeten suman as you’re eating it is to dip it in latik, which is reduced coconut milk. Now that I think of it, there are probably a lot of great ways to use latik as a sweetener. I will have to experiment with that! (Sorry, I didn’t have latik this time so no photos!)

Suman and mango make a great combination: it’s a great vegan alternative to mango ice cream or dairy shakes. I actually prefer it to mango ice cream.

I love it when I get to enjoy my favorite foods without having to veganize them! –Melissa

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7 thoughts on “Suman and Mango

  1. I love mango and sticky rice! Yum!

  2. Kinenchen says:

    WANT!

  3. I concur w/ Luminous Vegans – love that combination!

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  6. Richgail Enriquez says:

    I agree! Most Filipino folks would give me a puzzled look when I say most Filipino desserts are traditionally vegan. It’s not until I break down the ingredients that they believe me, lol. I guess they just never thought of it.

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