When someone travels out of town, it is traditional Filipino custom to bring home something from the town they visited, for their family and close friends. This is called pasalubong. Taal’s suman is perhaps the most popular pasalubong because it is loved by most Filipinos. Taal suman is a deliciously home made, sweet, sticky, boiled rice cake wrapped in banana leaves. It is best served warm, with sprinkled brown sugar and coconut shredded toppings. Another desired combination is to eat it with mainit na tsokolate (Filipino hot chocolate) or barako (Batangueño coffee) for a complete merienda! Taal is known for having the best suman. A must try!