my lola used to make these from scratch during holidays (of course with purple yam jam or “ale ube”). i would watch her fold each suman and then pair it with another one, then tie them together with string or straw. of course i liked the latik best with a sprinkle of sugar, otherwise the malagkit rice would just taste bland. best paired with a cup of hot choco (of the “batirul” type). yum. good thing these are already available year-round. we got a bunch this morning from my mom’s friend. great for sunday breakfast or merienda.