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How 13 Flavorful Suman Helped 30 Families in Misamis Occidental

Misamis Occidental

Ida Damo
Ida Damo | Jun 08, 2015
How 13 Flavorful Suman Helped 30 Families in Misamis Occidental

(Report and photos from Dynah Gay Diestro, ABS-CBN Northern Mindanao)


The suman malagkit that we all know is made from glutinous rice, coconut milk, sugar and salt. In Clarin, Misamis Occidental, locals and tourists are in for a sampling of 13 different flavors.

The people in the community has produced a number of variations on their sticky suman. This sticky delight comes in thirteen flavors namely chocolate suman, suman pinya, langka suman, peanut suman, buko suman and durian suman. Moron or the suman swirled with chocolate is a specialty from Tacloban. 

One can enjoy eating plain suman at the House of Suman in Clarin for just Php6.00, and Php8.50 for the flavored ones. 

You know what’s good about the Clarin suman? It's not just about the taste, but how cooking this favorite kakanin has benefited the community of Clarin.  

Making the well-loved Pinoy delicacy has helped about 30 families in the community to have a livelihood by selling suman on the street. A total of 2,000 pieces of suman are produced in a day. 

The Local Government Unit (LGU) of Clarin has provided a production center where they can comfortably cook suman.

So when you finally have a bite of the Clarin suman, remember it's not just a plain kakanin, you’re tasting a suman cooked with love . What could be more delicious than that?

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