Suman latik was introduced to me by a friend/classmate last 2002. That time I was back in school for a 6 months caregiver course. This classmate of mine who is a budding entrepreneur (hehe) brought everyday a kakanin of any kind. Sometimes she brought bibingka that is made with rice and not flour with pure coconut milk, but of all the kakanin that she brought to school to sell the most that I really crave for until now is the suman latik. I can consume more than 20 pieces of suman latik in just one setting. Whew! What makes me hooked to this suman latik is I guess the topping which we called "bukhayo". It is called suman latik but the topping is not pure latik it is mixed with young coconut, that is why we call it "bukhayo" because of the coconut milk with the latik.
A side note: I remember I was in college my friends went for a swim in a nearby beach resort and because we are all college students we brought anything that we can afford. My friend brought humba, I brought "linung-ag na saging", a friend brought "bukhayo". And from that time on my love affair with bukhayo bloomed. Because Bukhayo is one of the top three of my list that is my favorite desert. Got to go mag-imagine muna ako I am eating bukhayo. LOL!