Palagsing: unwrapping a local delicacy

PALAGSING. This local delicacy is sweeter and has a more intense flavor than the suman or budbod. It is available in public markets in southern Cebu, particularly in Samboan and Ginatilan.

It looks like a suman or budbod because of the way it is wrapped in leaves but that’s just one of two similarities the local delicacy known as palagsing shares with the more popular merienda mainstays. The palagsing is sweeter and offers a more intense flavor than the suman or budbod and, like the two, goes well with afternoon coffee, preferably black or brewed from roasted corn grits.