Suman Mais is a native delicacy in the Philippines made of cornmeal. It consists of cornmeal cooked with sugar, coconut milk, and salt and wrapped in banana leaves.
Delicacy from the plain regions
Suman mais is less popular compared to other kinds of suman made with rice. This delicacy is also called darak mais in Pampanga, while others call it paes. It is well-known in provinces with cornfields and usually cooked during the harvesting period of corn. Home cooks buy its main ingredient – the raw cornmeal from millers, sari-sari stores, or in the market.
Chowing down Suman Mais
Locals normally eat this with coffee, or tea and usually chow it during snacks or breakfast. Compared to other kinds of suman, it is not sticky as glutinous rice suman
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