Suman Paradise

Freshly-Made Suman

The Pugon. They use dried coconut husks as fuel.

On my way home from Cagayan Valley, I discovered a wonderful suman (rice cake) place, named Rowena’s Bakeshop, in Barangay Nagrangtayan, Sanchez Mira in the province of Cagayan. They also make fine linapet and suman sa lihiya — a yummy fill if you’re on the road, and such great pasalubong for the native delicacy lovers. The prices are not heavy on the traveler’s pocket. I give them 5 stars!