Filipino Rice Cakes!

Every year on Halloween or All Soul’s Day, it is a tradition in our family to make lots of suman sa lihiya or rice cakes. My grandma and grandpa are the ones who actually make it, while we help in wiping the banana leaves to be used in wrapping the actual rice cake. The best part is the dip, which is coconut caramel syrup called latik.

According to  my grandma, it takes 6-7 hours for the rice cakes to be fully cooked. I don’t know if other people has  quicker ways of cooking but we kind of cook it in an old-fashioned way. But all the wait is worth it because it’s so good, I’m actually eating one right now. I can only eat 2 pairs of rice cakes because it easily fills up my stomach.

Here is a picture of a suman served with latik (not my photo):suman

Also, here is a link to the recipe (in case you’re interested)

I’m alive!

Wow. Just wow. I haven’t posted here for a while but so many things have happened since my last post. Halloween is almost here but for some reason I’m excited about Christmas. I find myself singing “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” obnoxiously in the shower. Then a whirlwind of events happened in my fandoms that gave me a ton of feels. Like when 5SOS announced their concert here in the Philippines (and my parents said I couldn’t go, I literally cried), their album was released, then One Direction’s Perfect and more.  And Calum’s haircut gave me a lot of feels. Then there’s Tadashi Hamada that makes me go boom. Literally. (lol get it?) Okay whatever. So that’s it, I hope school stress won’t take over my life again so I could post more. Even though I don’t have a lot of readers, but still, I feel like this is a way of venting out my feeling and thoughts.