Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Litratong Pinoy: merienda [snack]


flavored suman

Na "discover" ko itong masarap na merienda kamakailan lang---flavored suman. Meron silang 8 flavors, tulad ng macapuno, mangga, langka, coco-mas (latik), mais, ube at iba pa. Tita Lynn's ang brand ng flavored suman at may stall sila sa Market! Market!, Tiendesitas at Rustan's Supermarket. Hindi ko nga pala kamag-anak si Tita Lynn. Kakaiba lang talaga ang linamnam nitong flavored suman n'ya---masarap ipares sa kape o hot choco, kaya ko pina-plug.:P

Katulad ng maraming Pinoy, mahilig din ako sa merienda. Kapag weekend at nasa bahay lang ako, pagkatapos pa lang pananghalian, nag-iisip na ako ng kakainin sa merienda. Kung sinisipag, nagluluto ako ng merienda---madalas pasta at kung ano-ano pang naiimbento ko. Kapag wala na talagang maisip, meron banana-cue, turon at mainit-init pa na "paputok" at may pantulak pang Coke.

Like most Filipinos, I am fond of snacking in the afternoon. On weekends when I'm not going anywhere, I would start thinking of an afternoon snack right after lunch. When in the mood, I would cook pasta or whip up some invented dish. But when all else fails, there's banana-cue (deep-fried bananas with caramelized sugar), turon (banana spring rolls), and hot cracked, crisp-surfaced "paputok" (bread) drowned with a bottle of Coca Cola.

I recently discovered this delicious snack---flavored suman (sticky rice cooked in coconut milk). They have about 8 flavors such as macapuno, mango, jack fruit, coco-mas, corn, ube (purple yam). Tita Lynn's flavored suman has stalls in Market! Market!, Tiendesitas and Rustan's Supermarket (Tita Lynn is not a relative, by the way :P). I love this traditional suman with a twist---great with coffee or hot choco.

Cinnabon Stix and brewed coffee

Sa opisina naman, medyo umiiwas ako sa mabigat na merienda katulad ng pansit, pasta, iba't-ibang kakanin, burgers at pizza. Pero paminsan-minsan, may craving ako sa cinnamon rolls kaya napapalakad ako sa Cinnabon kapag coffee-break.

In the office, I try to stay away from heavy snacks like pancit, pasta, various rice cakes, burgers and pizza. But there are times when I get cravings for cinnamon rolls that make me walk to the nearest Cinnabon during my coffee-break.

Ito naman ang merienda namin ni Che no'ng bumisita ako sa Seattle kamakailan---creme puffs na may vanilla and chocolate fillings. Bumili kami ng isang dosena, bitbit namin papuntang Starbucks sa Pike Place Market kasi yon pala ang pinakaunang Starbucks sa kasaysayan ng kape. Kape at creme puffs---sarap!

Shared these creme puffs with my friend Che when I was in Seattle recently. We bought a dozen and brought it over to Starbucks at Pike Place Market, the original Starbucks. It was a one-time must-do for all pilgrims who love the dark brew. Coffee and creme puffs---perfect snack!

More tasty snacks at Litratong Pinoy

17 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The snack looks tempting!

JO said...

I had a friend who recently brought suman to our outing... it's one of my fave kakanin.

thanks for visiting my blog.

Keith said...

I delight in that you share in both English and Filipino. I doubt I will ever have the focus to lkearn your langu8ager. I amm already learning another language, and it makees my poor head start to crack. :-)Luna Miranda, I always enjoiy your t`houghts. Thank you.

AL said...

Hoy ang sarap naman niyan! Hay salamat I can type in tagalog...ay! Yong suman sa Tiendesitas paborito ng Dad ko everytime we go there yan ang pupuntahan niya. I'm not really fond of zuman BUT I like the isaw hahaha...I like to eat dirty food sometimes...HEPA treat!

AL

AL said...

Did I hear someone say Cinnabon? Oooooh!

Marites said...

gusto ko ang suman! masubukan nga iyan :) mukhang masarap:) maligayang LP!

Willa said...

masarap na pala mga suman ngayon at may flavor na rin, hindi kasi ako mahilig dya kasi nga parang kanin lang.pero kung may flavor, kakaiba na. :)

ces said...

i love this kind of suman..actually maski anong suman naman hehe:)

Lynn said...

Paborito ko rin yang Tita Lynn's, masarao sa kape nilang gamit ay muscovado sugar. Paborito ng anak ko yung ube pero ako yung plain lang.

Rico said...

Masubukan nga yang Tita Lynn na yan. Punta kami mamya eh. I try ko yung langka at mangga. Maligayang LP!

Carnation said...

sosyal na suman, daming pagkain talaga ... salamat sa dalaw

an2nette said...

Hi! ang sarap naman ng meryenda mo, alam mo dito pag buffet sa chinese restaurant, may kakilala ako na nagsisilid sa bag ng malaking hipon, nice shots

yeye said...

suman with flavor? di ko pa nattry yan.mukhang yummeh :D



eto naman po ung akin :D

mabigat na merienda :)

HAPPY HUWEBEST KA-LP :D

Jay - agent112778 said...

wow ang sarap naman nyan

salamat sa pag sali sa tema ngayun at sa masarap na komento

sana maibigan nyo rin ang aking lahok

magandang araw ka-litratista :)

Salamat sa pagbisita :)

upto6only said...

hmmmm suman ang sarap. grabe busog na busog na ako sa mga pagkain.

happy lp

fortuitous faery said...

wow, ngayon lang ako nakakita ng flavored suman! sana matikman ko ito next time na umuwi ako sa pinas!

as for the cream puffs, mas masarap kainin yan pag bagong gawa. :)

i♥pinkc00kies said...

i love tita lynn's esp. the mango and ube flavors! oh yeah, cinnabon stix is so good too.